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Author Stack, Trevor, 1970-

Title Knowing history in Mexico : an ethnography of citizenship / Trevor Stack
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents What is historia? : from oral history and memory studies to the anthropology of history -- The past of history : valuing a public kind of truth -- Knowing history, having cultura, being citizens -- Skewing of history : who could know history? -- Juggling rooting and cultura : cosmopolitan citizens -- Towns and nations : different histories, different citizenships -- Histories of the Virgin : the higher ground of secular history -- Shifts in history : how a history changes over time -- A successful history : what did not change -- The success of history : how a genre prospers -- Epilogue : citizenship beyond the state?
Summary "Focuses on the history and citizenship of towns and cities based on fieldwork in west Mexican towns near Guadalajara. Stack observes that people talked (and wrote) of their towns' history and not just of Mexico's. He explores the idea of 'the past' and asks why it's valued by so many people"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Historiography -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Tapalpa
Citizenship -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Tapalpa
Anthropology and history -- Mexico -- Tapalpa
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Anthropology and history
Citizenship -- Social aspects
Historiography -- Social aspects
Tapalpa (Mexico) -- Historiography
Mexico -- Historiography
Mexico -- Tapalpa
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780826352545