Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Dynamic of Mexican Nationalism

Turner, Frederick C., The Dynamic of Mexican Nationalism, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.

Reviewed in The Journal of Politics © 1969.

Reviewed in The Western Political Quarterly © 1969.

From the cover:
The study examines the nature and some of the functions of nationalism in Mexican society, presents a theoretical framework for the rise of the kind of nationalism that has characterized Mexico, and analyzes the extent to which that framework is relevant in the Mexican case. Among the elements evaluated are xenophobia, demography, racial intermixture, language, communications including comic books and films, transportation, class structure, literature, the social significance of national heroes, the effects of revolutionary destruction, and appeals for support made under a particular stage of military technology.

Frederick C. Turner taught Latin American Politics for thirty-two years at the University of Connecticut and for two years at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His books deal with Mexican nationalism, the Catholic Church, social mobility, and electoral behavior.

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