Constructing Mexico City

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By Statement Sharon Bailey Glasco
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Full Title Constructing Mexico City colonial conflicts over culture, space, and authority
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Lc Classifications F1386.3 .B34 2010
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Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-197) and index.
Number Of Pages 203
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Pagination xv, 203 p. :
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Publish Country nyu
Publish Date 2010
Publish Places New York
Publishers Palgrave Macmillan
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Subject Places Mexico City
Mexico City (Mexico)
Mexico
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Subject Times 18th century
Subjects City planning
History
Civilization
Social life and customs
Subtitle colonial conflicts over culture, space, and authority
Table Of Contents Shaping the colonial city
Splendor and misery in the viceregal capital : the physical, material, and political environment of Bourbon Mexico City
In sickness and health : disease, healing, and the urban population
A basic necessity : water and the urban environment
Restoring order out of chaos : garbage collection in theory and practice
Mastery over the streets : drainage, street paving, and renovation of urban space
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Constructing Mexico City
Authors Sharon Bailey Glasco
Average Rating 3
Categories History
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Description Constructing Mexico City: Colonial Conflicts over Culture, Space, and Authority examines the spatial, material, and cultural dimensions of life in eighteenth-century Mexico City, through programs that colonial leaders created to renovate and reshape urban environments. Focusing particularly on the administration of Viceroy Juan Vicente de Güemes Pacheco y Padilla, the second count of Revillagigedo (1789-1794), this book considers how the Spanish Bourbon reforms were re-imagined at the local level in Mexico City, within the context of the built environment and the people who define, occupied, and used space within the colonial capital. The plans and ideas of Revillagigedo place him within a broader network of colonial bureaucrats who sought to improve and transform the Spanish Empire in the age of Enlightenment. As a representative of these Bourbon reforms, Revillagigedo lived among the subjects of his plans. However, these urban groups: Indians, Spanish elites, and those of mixed race background, were not simply passive recipients of his agenda, but contested and questioned his vision of a modern urban milieu. By focusing on the tensions between the colonial state and its citizens within the realm of urban planning and reform, this study reveals various points of conflict and discord not only over how various social groups defined and shared the public spaces in the city, but also how they understood their place within a wider colonial system. Bailey Glasco, drawing on research from numerous archives in Mexico City, sheds new light on the critical roles that urban planning and renewal played in the social and cultural dynamics of the city, as well as how it anticipated early definitions of modern Mexican identity.
Language en
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Page Count 224
Print Type BOOK
Published Date 2010-06-15
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Ratings Count 1
Subtitle Colonial Conflicts over Culture, Space, and Authority
Title Constructing Mexico City
ISBN_100230619576
ISBN_139780230619579

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