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A rich land, a poor people : politics and society in modern Chiapas, Thomas Benjamin

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A rich land, a poor people : politics and society in modern Chiapas
Title
A rich land, a poor people
Title remainder
politics and society in modern Chiapas
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Benjamin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chiapas, a state in southern Mexico, burst into international news in January 1994. Several thousand insurgents, given a voice in the communiques of Subcomandante Marcos, took control of the capital and other key towns and held the Mexican army and government at bay for weeks. Proclaiming themselves the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, they captured both land and headlines. Worldwide, people wanted to know the answer to one question: why had revolutionaries taken over a Mexican state? No other study of Chiapas answers that question as thoroughly as does this book. Benjamin delineates the basic continuity in the history of Chiapas from the 1890s to 1995. The uprising and government's armed occupation of the state are but the latest violent episodes in a region that is now and has always been a rich land worked by poor people. By studying the impoverishment of the laboring class in Chiapas, Benjamin addresses how the Chiapan elite survived the Revolution of 1910 and remain in control of the state's development and destiny
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Benjamin, Thomas
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC137.C47
LC item number
B46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Peasants
  • Agricultural industries
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
Label
A rich land, a poor people : politics and society in modern Chiapas, Thomas Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lorenzo Meyer -- Prologue: The Sentiment of Localism is Very Deeply Rooted (1820s-80s) -- pt. 1. Modernization, 1890-1910 (or the public career, celebrated successes, and social costs of the "enlightened caciquismo"). 1. On the Road to Real Progress. 2. One of the Most Progressive Governors. 3. The Spirit of Enterprise -- pt. 2. Revolution, 1910-20 (or the unfortunate convulsions -- private and extraneous -- of the familia chiapaneca). 4. A Profound Political Division. 5. To Feel the Effects of the Revolution -- pt. 3. Mobilization, 1920-50 (or the revolutionary organization of the "popular masses" in their own political and economic marginalization). 6. In Defense of Class Interests. 7. For the Purpose of Political Order. 8. Only for Politics Have the Postulates of the Revolution Been Prostituted -- Epilogue: The Government and the Finqueros are the Same Thing (1950s-90s)
Control code
33132480
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • Rev. ed. /
  • with a foreword by Lorenzo Meyer.
Extent
xxvi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780826317131
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95041262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A rich land, a poor people : politics and society in modern Chiapas, Thomas Benjamin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lorenzo Meyer -- Prologue: The Sentiment of Localism is Very Deeply Rooted (1820s-80s) -- pt. 1. Modernization, 1890-1910 (or the public career, celebrated successes, and social costs of the "enlightened caciquismo"). 1. On the Road to Real Progress. 2. One of the Most Progressive Governors. 3. The Spirit of Enterprise -- pt. 2. Revolution, 1910-20 (or the unfortunate convulsions -- private and extraneous -- of the familia chiapaneca). 4. A Profound Political Division. 5. To Feel the Effects of the Revolution -- pt. 3. Mobilization, 1920-50 (or the revolutionary organization of the "popular masses" in their own political and economic marginalization). 6. In Defense of Class Interests. 7. For the Purpose of Political Order. 8. Only for Politics Have the Postulates of the Revolution Been Prostituted -- Epilogue: The Government and the Finqueros are the Same Thing (1950s-90s)
Control code
33132480
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
  • Rev. ed. /
  • with a foreword by Lorenzo Meyer.
Extent
xxvi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780826317131
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95041262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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