Mexico City through History and Culture

Paperback | May 15, 2009

EditorLinda A. Newson, John King

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These essays celebrate Mexico City as a centre of cultural creativity, diversity and dynamism, trace its history from the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan to the present day, and explore how the varied experiences of its inhabitants have been represented in poetry, film, andphotography. Looking at the pre-Columbian city, colonial city and modern city, contributors show how Mexico City has grown organically, largely developed by waves of immigrants with new ideas and aspirations. While they have often envisioned the city in new ways, they have been unable to escape totally itshistorical past, and indeed at times have positively embraced it to serve contemporary political ends. As the city has grown, what it symbolises to its inhabitants and how they experience the city has become fragmented by social class and ethnicity. There is not one Mexico City, but many. Drawing from the fields of archaeology, history, political sociology, literature, cinema and photography, this volume provides a unique insight into the history and culture of Mexico City.

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These essays celebrate Mexico City as a centre of cultural creativity, diversity and dynamism, trace its history from the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan to the present day, and explore how the varied experiences of its inhabitants have been represented in poetry, film, andphotography. Looking at the pre-Columbian city, col...

Linda A. Newson is Professor of Geography at King's College London and Fellow of the British Academy. John King is Professor of Latin American Cultural History at the University of Warwick.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 6.77 × 0.01 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197264468

ISBN - 13:9780197264461

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