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Exits from the Labyrinth – Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space - California Scholarship Online
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Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler


Can we address the issue of nationalism without polemics and restore it to the domain of social science? This book takes a major step in that direction by applying anthropological tools to the study of national culture. The book's sweeping interpretation of Mexican national ideology constructs an entirely new theoretical framework for the study of national and regional cultures everywhere. With an analysis of culture and ideology in internally differentiated regional spaces—in this case Morelos and the Huasteca in Mexico—the book links ethnographic and historical research to two specific aspec ... More

Keywords: nationalism, polemics, national culture, Mexican national ideology, religious culture, Morelos, Huasteca, Mexico, racial ideology, Mexican politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780520077881
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520077881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler, author

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