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Exits from the LabyrinthCulture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space$
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Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780520077881

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520077881.001.0001

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Cultural Hegemony in Morelos: General Background

Cultural Hegemony in Morelos: General Background

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(p.61) 3 Cultural Hegemony in Morelos: General Background
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Exits from the Labyrinth
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Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520077881.003.0004

This chapter presents the nature of and limits to regional cultural hegemony in Morelos by discussing the general history of the conformation of the Morelos region and the relation between the political integration of Morelos and cultural hegemony. Morelos' proximity to Mexico City has held the development of regional economic and political elite. The transformation of Morelos' regional economy from its agricultural base to an industrial and service base initially reinforced the old core/periphery structure. The historical weakness of Morelos' elites is attributable to the region's position in Mexican political and economic geography. The proof of the weakness of Morelos' autochthonous Porfirian elites is in the Revolution itself. Politically, Morelos can be described as a region wherein the upper bureaucratic echelons have the power to appoint key officers at the local level. The weakness of the regional economic groups helps explain the issue of the political articulation of the region.

Keywords:   regional cultural hegemony, Morelos, political integration, Mexico City, political elite, regional economy, Porfirian elites

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