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Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement

George F. Flaherty


In 1968 a street and media-savvy democratization movement led by students emerged in Mexico City. The 68 Movement was targeted in a state-sponsored massacre at a massive new housing complex ten days before the city hosted the Olympic Games. Both the complex and the mega event were symbols of the country’s rapid modernization but also decades-long political disenfranchisement and urban redevelopment that rendered citizens “guests” of the government and its allies. In spite of institutional denial, censorship and impunity, the massacre remains a touchstone in contemporary public culture thanks t ... More

Keywords: Student Movement, Mexico, Mexico City, Democratization, Urbanism, Memory, 1968, Long Sixties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291065
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291065.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George F. Flaherty, author
University of Texas at Austin