The Imagined Underworld: Sex, Crime, and Vice in Porfirian Mexico City
Recounts six infamous crimes committed in nineteenth-century Mexico City and the underworld they were used to create. Examining judicial records, newspapers, government documents, and travel accounts, the author uncovers the truth behind some of nineteenth-century Mexico's most notorious criminals, including the serial killer "El Chalequero."
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Page 3 - But they did come to visualize in a general way the existence of thousands and thousands like themselves through printlanguage. For an illiterate bourgeoisie is scarcely imaginable. Thus in world-historical terms bourgeoisies were the first classes to achieve solidarities on an essentially imagined basis.