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"Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living."
— Karl Marx (The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte)
Mexico; environmental, cultural, and political history; nation formation; ethnic identity; art and aesthetics; history of science; Mexican American identity; fascism.
Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans, and the State after the Revolution. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, Nov. 2010.
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Latin American culture & politics (19th-21st centuries); environmental history (16th-21st centuries); popular movements; indigenous political identity; race, gender, & identity; US-Mexican borderland; Latin American art and culture; global/comparative fascism.