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Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties

Jaime M. Pensado


This book traces “the rise” of Mexico's “student problem” in the context of the long—and global—sixties (1956-c.1971). It is the first study to see the university as a physical space and a way of life that became a crucial point for the transformation of political and cultural values, with key ramifications for the country as a whole. Here, students participated in the formation of Mexico's New Left by challenging the state's economic and political projects, exposing the limitations of “national unity,” and contesting traditional values and gendered norms. It refutes many of the basic assumpti ... More

Keywords: sixties, 1968, student activism, youth culture, New Left, Cuban Revolution, authoritarianism, Cold War violence, clientelism, state hegemony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804786539
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaime M. Pensado, author