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The Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico

Joshua Lund


The Mestizo State examines how the ideas, images, and public discourse around race, nation, and citizen formation have been transformed in Mexico from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Starting with the Porfiriato, this book investigates the rise of a racialized “mestizo state,” its reinvention after the Mexican Revolution, and its mobilization as a critical lever that would act both on behalf of and against mainstream Mexican political culture during the long hegemony of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. The book takes race as its object of critical reflection in the context ... More

Keywords: mestizo state, race, nation, citizen Porfiriato, Mexican Revolution, Partido Revolucionario Institucional, African identity, materialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816656363
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816656363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Lund, author