Visions of the Emerald City

Visions of the Emerald City[PDF / Epub] ✅ Visions of the Emerald City By Mark Overmyer-Velázquez – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Visions of the Emerald City is an absorbing historical analysis of how Mexicans living in Oaxaca City experienced modernity during the lengthy Order and Progress dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz 1876 191 Visions of the Emerald City is an absorbing the Emerald PDF ✓ historical analysis of how Mexicans living in Oaxaca City experienced modernity during the lengthy Order and Progress dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz Renowned as the Emerald City for its many buildings made of Visions of PDF or green cantera stone Oaxaca City was not only the economic political and cultural capital of the state of Oaxaca but also a vital commercial hub for all of southern Mexico As such it was a showcase for many of Diaz's modernizing and state of the Emerald PDF Å building projects Drawing on in depth research in archives in Oaxaca Mexico City and the United States Mark Overmyer Velazuez describes how Oaxacans both elites and commoners crafted and manipulated practices of tradition and modernity to define themselves and their city as integral parts of a modern MexicoIncorporating a nuanced understanding of visual culture into his analysis Overmyer Velazuez shows how ideas of modernity figured in Oaxacans' ideologies of class race gender sexuality and religion and how they were expressed in Oaxaca City's streets plazas buildings newspapers and public rituals He pays particular attention to the roles of national and regional elites the Catholic church and popular groups such as Oaxaca City's madams and prostitutes in shaping the discourses and practices of modernity At the same time he illuminates the dynamic interplay between these groups Ultimately this well illustrated history provides insight into provincial life in pre Revolutionary Mexico and challenges any easy distinctions between the center and the periphery or modernity and tradition.

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  • ebook
  • Visions of the Emerald City
  • Mark Overmyer-Velázquez
  • 10 October 2016
  • 9781283109130