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The Resource The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno

The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno

Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico
Title
The pursuit of ruins
Title remainder
archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Christina Bueno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Famous for its majestic ruins, Mexico has gone to great lengths to preserve and display the remains of its pre-Hispanic past. The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. Under Díaz Mexico acquired an official history more firmly rooted in Indian antiquity. This prestigious pedigree served to counter Mexico's image as a backward, peripheral nation. The government claimed symbolic links with the great civilizations of pre-Hispanic times as it hauled statues to the National Museum and reconstructed Teotihuacán. Christina Bueno explores the different facets of the Porfirian archaeological project and underscores the contradictory place of indigenous identity in modern Mexico. While the making of Mexico's official past was thought to bind the nation together, it was an exclusionary process, one that celebrated the civilizations of bygone times while disparaging contemporary Indians." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bueno, Christina
Dewey number
972/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219
LC item number
.B918 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Diálogos series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Díaz, Porfirio
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Archaeology and history
  • Mexico
  • Archaeology and state
  • Cultural property
  • Material culture
  • Nationalism
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the allure of antiquity -- Part one. Ruins and meaning. A day at the ruins -- Ruins and the state -- Part two. The archaeologists. The museum men -- El inspector -- Part three. Making patrimony. Guarding -- Inspecting -- Centralizing -- Reconstructing -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn940954459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780826357328
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015049831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826357328
  • (OCoLC)940954459
Label
The pursuit of ruins : archaeology, history, and the making of modern Mexico, Christina Bueno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the allure of antiquity -- Part one. Ruins and meaning. A day at the ruins -- Ruins and the state -- Part two. The archaeologists. The museum men -- El inspector -- Part three. Making patrimony. Guarding -- Inspecting -- Centralizing -- Reconstructing -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn940954459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780826357328
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015049831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826357328
  • (OCoLC)940954459

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