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Published: 15 August 2013

302 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846318993

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The Reinvention of Mexico

National Ideology in a Neoliberal Era

Gavin O'Toole

Liverpool University Press

  • Few if any studies have discussed why nationalism has not disappeared in an era of neoliberal globalization in such systematic detail
  • Few studies have attempted to explore why nationalism remains of legitimizing value to modernizing elites
  • Mainstream theoretical scholarship on nationalism has not been applied to Latin America in this way
  • This is the first empirical discursive approach to the study of contemporary nationalism in general, and a Latin American nationalism in particular
  • US scholarship has tended to treat nationalism purely as an economic phenomenon and does not look at ideas or the ideological context per se: this book does so.

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