Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism

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Bucknell University Press, 2004 - 179 páginas
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Neoliberalism in Mexico - characterized by free markets, by the privitization of thousands of State enterprises, and by influence from Washington and Wall Street - has forever changed the political climate, making it necessary to theorize new paths for the future. Indeed, liberal ideology champions not only economic freedom but individual liberty as well: In the canon of liberal texts, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations coexists with John Stuart Mill's The Subjugation of Women, a biting commentary on gender inequality. The debate over neoliberalism in Mexico is not exclusively a left-right conflict. Many leftists see ties with the U.S. as a means to promote social change even though they oppose neoliberal economics; many on the right, while supporting neoliberalism, fear social influences from the North. This volume focuses on the neoliberal debate in plays by four Mexican authors: Sabina Berman, Vicente Lenero, Victor Hugo Rascon Banda, and Alejandra Trigueros. These playwrights stage the complexity of neoliberalism, providing insight into a global trend and its manifestation in Mexico. Stuart A. Chapel Hill.
 

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Acknowledgments
9
Pancho Villa versus Neoliberal Desire
36
Todos somos Marcos and
56
The Neoliberal Debate in Context
77
Mexicos Crisis
106
La Malinche in the Neoliberal 90s
122
The End of the Road?
140
Bibliography
168
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Stuart A. Day is Assistant Professor of Spanish at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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