Tag Archives: Mexican history

  1. Julio Ríos-Figueroa, Armed Forces and the Rule of Law in Mexico’s Drug-Trafficking War

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    September 16, 2015 by cfmsc

    You can now watch Julio Ríos-Figeroa’s talk in our Mexican Monday cycle.

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  2. Soledad Loaeza: External sources of internal dissent: The impact of the 1954 coup in Guatemala on Mexico’s political balances

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    November 26, 2014 by cfmsc

    We invite you to our next Mexican Monday with Professor Soledad Loaeza, who is currently in Columbia University as an Edmundo …
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  3. 10/27: “Defensa imaginaria de una Texas imaginada”, Carmen Boullosa

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    October 23, 2014 by cfmsc

    We invite you to our next Mexican Monday with Carmen Boullosa, who will speak about her last book, Texas, published …
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  4. “Mexico’s First Lynching: Sovereignty, Criminality, Moral Panic”, by Claudio Lomnitz

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    June 9, 2014 by cfmsc

    In the first issue of Critical Historical Studies, Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University, offers a engaging examination of Arnulfo Arroyo’s attempt on the person of Porfirio Díaz in September 1897. As it turned into a media event, the article shows how it tainted the whole of Mexican society with a hermeneutics of suspicion, where criminality could no longer be contained to the marginal and lower classes. The “specter of criminality” that haunted the whole country, Lomnitz argues, is a key element to understand the “cultural origins of the Mexican Revolution”.

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  5. La sexualidad y los límites de lo privado en el México colonialt

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    May 20, 2014 by cfmsc

    Por Sara Hidalgo

    En el México colonial, la mayor parte de los asuntos sexuales y maritales caían bajo la jurisdicción de la Iglesia católica. Por esta razón, los párrocos locales tenían el derecho a involucrarse en la vida sexual y marital de su feligresía. Parte del trabajo cotidiano de un párroco cualquiera incluía, por ejemplo, mediar entre mujeres despachadas—generalmente “desfloradas” y muchas veces embarazadas—y sus “seductores”; entre mujeres que se quejaban de que sus maridos les exigían más “débito matrimonial”(relaciones sexuales) del que querían o podían darles; o entre mujeres que exigían la anulación de su matrimonio después de descubrir, en el horror del lecho matrimonial, que su cónyuge era impotente o que tenía alguna “deformación genital”.

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  6. “Murders of Nota Roja: Truth and Justice in Mexican Crime News” by Pablo Piccato

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    April 29, 2014 by cfmsc

    In this issue of Past & Present, Pablo Piccato, Professor of History at Columbia University, offers a fascinating journey into the nota roja of mid-twentieth century Mexico, examining the genre in the context of the cleavage between truth and justice in the Mexican public sphere. This articles challenges prevailing understandings crime news as a minor and vulgar journalistic genre, arguing that a close reading of nota roja can shed light on how “the right to truth became separated from the right to justice” in Mexico.

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  7. Serge Gruzinski: “Revisiting Mexican History in a Global Perspective: The Eagle and the Dragon, Mexico and China in the 16th Century”

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    April 3, 2014 by cfmsc

    We invite you to our next Mexican Monday on April 7th, when renowned historian Serge Gruzinski will speak about his book The Eagle and the Dragon, Mexico and China in the 16th Century. In this important new book, Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe.

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