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Author Nutini, Hugo G.

Title The Mexican aristocracy : an expressive ethnography, 1910-2000 / Hugo G. Nutini
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 386 pages)
Contents Demographic composition and contextual definition of the aristocracy -- The relationship of class and ethnicity: somatic and racial considerations -- The realization of expression in the ethnographic context -- The organization of urban living: settlement, residence, and the household -- Economy, material culture, and political participation -- Religion: ideology, worship, and the ritual-ceremonial complex -- Social organization: the configuration and interrelationship of kinship units and institutions -- Internal stratification and organization of the group
Summary "This ethnography describes the transformation of the Mexican aristocracy from the onset of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, when the aristocracy was unquestionably Mexico's highest-ranking social class, until the end of the twentieth century, when it had almost ceased to function as a superordinate social group. Drawing on extensive interviews with group members, Nutini maps out the expressive aspects of aristocratic culture in such areas as perceptions of class and race, city and country living, education and professional occupations, political participation, religion, kinship, marriage and divorce, and social ranking. His findings explain why social elites persist even when they have lost their status as ruling and political classes and also illuminate the relationship between the aristocracy and Mexico's new political and economic plutocracy. Together with its predecessor, The Wages of Conquest: The Mexican Aristocracy in the Context of Western Aristocracy, this book continues Nutini's comprehensive structural and expressive treatment of the Mexican aristocracy, its evolution through nearly five centuries, and its place in the stratification system of Mexico."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-366) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003023946
ISBN 0292798466 (electronic bk.)
9780292798465 (electronic bk.)