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Introduction

LINDA A. NEWSON and JOHN P. KING

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264461
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0001

Series: British Academy Occasional Papers

Introduction

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This volume was a result of a symposium that discussed the history and culture of Mexico. It focuses on the city's culture and history and presents specific perspectives derived from the observant eyes and lens of the different authors and scholars of the chapters here, containing insight from various fields. While Mexico is generally assumed to be a city afflicted with problems such as social inequality, environmental denigration and traffic congestion made worse by government inadequacies and mismanagement, this volume presents a rather optimistic note that reverberates in the chronicles and voices in the chapters. Building on this sentiment, the chapters that follow aim to celebrate Mexico City as a focal point of cultural creativity, dynamism and diversity. From its foundation in 1324 as Tenochtitlan to the present day, the volume provides a window to the constantly evolving space that is Mexico City.

Keywords: history of Mexico; culture of Mexico; culture and history; perspectives; Mexico; Tenochtitlan; 1324

Chapter.  2099 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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