Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo : The INI's Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project, Hardback Book

Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo : The INI's Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project Hardback

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Mexico's National Indigenist Institute (INI) was at the vanguard of hemispheric indigenismo from 1951 through the mid-1970s, thanks to the innovative development projects that were first introduced at its pilot Tseltal-Tsotsil Coordinating Center in highland Chiapas.

This book traces how indigenista innovation gave way to stagnation as local opposition, shifting national priorities, and waning financial support took their toll.

After 1970 indigenismo may have served the populist aims of president Luis Echeverria, but Mexican anthropologists, indigenistas, and the indigenous themselves increasingly challenged INI theory and practice and rendered them obsolete.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780826359025

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