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Author Espinosa, David, 1962- author

Title Jesuit student groups, the Universidad Iberoamericana, and political resistance in Mexico, 1913-1979 / David Espinosa
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
Contents Church-State Relations from the Porfiriato to the Mexican Revolution, 1876-1917 -- The Asociación Católica de la Juventud Mexicana, the Mexican Revolution, and the Cristero Rebellion, 1912-1929 -- The Union Nacional de Estudiantes Católicos, the University of Mexico, and the Partido Acción Nacional : Student Politics, National Politics -- The Revival of Catholic Higher Education in Mexico, 1943-1952 : The Centro Cultural Universitario -- The "Mexican Economic Miracle" and Vatican II, 1952-1967 : The Universidad Iberoamericana -- Tlatelolco, the Corpus Christi Massacre, and the Transformation of the Universidad Iberoamericana, 1968-1979
Summary "The history of Mexico in the twentieth century is marked by conflict between church and state. This book focuses on the efforts of the Roman Catholic Church to influence Mexican society through Jesuit-led organizations such as the Mexican Catholic Youth Association, the National Catholic Student Union, and the Universidad Iberoamericana. Dedicated to the education and indoctrination of Mexico's middle- and upper-class youth, these organizations were designed to promote conservative Catholic values. The author shows that they left a very different imprint on Mexican society, training a generation of activists who played important roles in politics and education. Ultimately, Espinosa shows, the social justice movement that grew out of Jesuit education fostered the leftist student movement of the 1960s that culminated in the Tlatelolco massacre of 1968. This study demonstrates the convergence of the Church, Mexico's new business class, and the increasingly pro-capitalist PRI, the party that has ruled Mexico in recent decades. Espinosa's archival research has led him to important but long-overlooked events like the student strike of 1944, the internal upheavals of the Church over liberation theology, and the complicated relations between the Jesuits and the conservative business class. His book offers vital new perspectives for scholars of education, politics, and religion in twentieth-century Mexico"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Jesuits -- Political activity -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico) -- History -- 20th century.
Church and state -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
College students -- Mexico -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century.
Government, Resistance to -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Student movements -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Mexico -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Mexico -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Mexico -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826354610 (electronic)
9780826354617 (electronic)
(cloth ;) (alkaline paper)
(cloth ;) (alkaline paper)