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Judas at the Jockey Club and other episodes of Porfirian Mexico /
William H. Beezley.
imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1987.
description
x, 181 p. : ill.
ISBN
0803211953 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1987.
isbn
0803211953 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1033186
 
Bibliography: p. [159]-171.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
William H. Beezley is a professor of history at the University of Arizona and is the director of the Oaxaca Summer Institute in Modern Mexican History
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1987-02:
Just beneath the surface of this seemingly lighthearted little book is a very thick foundation of solid scholarship. The author succeeds admirably in opening a window to the minds of turn-of-the-century Mexicans pursuing the elusive idea of progress. Beezley looks at bicycle riding, cockfighting, sports, and Judas burning, as activities that illustrate the psychological pushes and pulls that characterized this important period of Mexican history. He has provided undergraduates and graduate students with a delightfully written, unique example of what social history is about. Nicholas P. Cushner, History Department, Empire State College, State University of New York at Buffalo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Main Description
This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between tradition and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday Mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, including sports, storytelling, healthcare, technology, and the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during those years. This second edition features a new preface by the author as well as updated and expanded text, notes, and bibliography. Book jacket.
Main Description
During the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, from 1876 to 1911, Mexico underwent modernization, producing a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. William H. Beezley's absorbing social history of the Porfirian era,Judas at the Jockey Club, examines a broad range of topics from sports to technology as well as the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during these years.
Main Description
During the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, from 1876 to 1911, Mexico underwent modernization, producing a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. William H. Beezley's absorbing social history of the Porfirian era, Judas at the Jockey Club, examines a broad range of topics from sports to technology as well as the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during these years.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 3
The Porfirian Persuasion: Sport and Recreation in Modern Mexicop. 13
Rocks and Rawhide in Rural Society: Tools and Technology in Porfirian Mexicop. 67
Judas at the Jockey Clubp. 89
Afterwordp. 125
Notesp. 133
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 175
Illustrationsp. 2
Traditional and modern Mexicans watch an 1890s cockfight
"Railroad Judas, 1882"
"The People's Glory"
"Hallelujah Saturday in Politics"
"Guadalupine Public Rejoicing"
"Why Ride a Bicycle?"
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