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Waking from the DreamMexico's Middle Classes after 1968$
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Louise E. Walker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804781510

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804781510.001.0001

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Civil Society in the Rubble of Tlatelolco, 1985–1988

(p.173) 6 Earthquake
Waking from the Dream
Stanford University Press

This chapter begins with the September 1985 earthquake that devastated Mexico City. It examines the pivotal role of middle-class residents in the protest movement that emerged after the natural disaster, focusing on the massive Tlatelolco apartment building complex. It also analyzes how the postearthquake landscape of Mexico City functioned as a sort of crucible for neoliberalism.

Keywords:   Mexico City, middle classes, protests, Tlatelolco, neoliberalism

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