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Producing Modernity in Mexico
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Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Sarah Washbrook

Abstract

Race, ethnicity, and gender played an important role in the complex relationship between export agriculture, labour, and state power in Chiapas during the regime of Porfirio Díaz (1876–1914). This case study of tropical plantation development and major regional study of modern Mexico analyzes the politics of state-building and the history of land tenure and rural labour in the state of Chiapas in the period leading up to the outbreak of Revolution in 1910. The book also contributes to the growing history of indigenous peoples in Latin America, examining the changing relationship between Indian ... More

Keywords: race, ethnicity, gender, export agriculture, rural labour, state power, Chiapas, tropical plantation development, Mexico, state-building

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264973
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Washbrook, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford