Creating a Revolutionary Culture: Vasconcelos, Indians, Anthropologists, and Calendar Girls

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Mexican History and Culture
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405190572
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011


  • Anthropological view of preserving indigenous cultures - native language, national policy in 1943
  • Creating a revolutionary culture - Vasconcelos, Indians, anthropologists and calendar girls
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Esteticas, UNAM - Vasconcelos wanting pupils to learn the jarape tapatío, the national folk dance
  • Need for educational program, standard national level of literacy - national identity, not originating with Vasconcelos
  • Promotion of murals and art - as aesthetic of cultural revolution, ignoring architectural innovations
  • Revolutionaries, and a new culture - more inclusive society at the beginning of the 1920s
  • Vasconcelos's The Cosmic Race - his classic statement on the Mestizo, mestizaje for Mexico and Latin America
  • Vasconcelos, controversial with his racist views - fascist politics, his misogynist social attitudes
  • Vasconcelos, drawing on legacy of intellectuals - necessity of assimilating indigenous peoples
  • Vasconcelos, envisioning a uniform mestizo population - opposing goal of preserving indigenous cultural diversity

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  • General Arts and Humanities

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