Collecting Mexico Museums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity
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Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Collecting Mexicocenters on the ways in which aesthetics and commercialism intersected in officially sanctioned public collections and displays in late nineteenth-century Mexico. Shelley E. Garrigan approaches questions of origin, citizenry, membership, and difference by reconstructing the lineage of institutionally collected objects around which a modern Mexican identity was negotiated. In doing so, she arrives at a deeper understanding of the ways in which displayed objects become linked with nationalistic meaning and why they exert such persuasive force.Spanning the Porfiriato period from 1867 to 1910,Collecting Mexicoilluminates the creation and institutionalization of a Mexican More...
Shelley E. Garrigan is assistant professor of Spanish at North Carolina State University.
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