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The Resource The blood contingent : the military and the making of modern Mexico, 1876-1911, Stephen B. Neufeld

The blood contingent : the military and the making of modern Mexico, 1876-1911, Stephen B. Neufeld

Label
The blood contingent : the military and the making of modern Mexico, 1876-1911
Title
The blood contingent
Title remainder
the military and the making of modern Mexico, 1876-1911
Statement of responsibility
Stephen B. Neufeld
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the pursuit of the modern, the armed forces served as instrument, model, and metaphor for national progress. I examine in this book how the military experience, as representative of the process, failed or fulfilled aspects of the broad national transition towards hegemony and sovereignty. This is the first work combining personnel records and military literature with cultural sources to address the setting of military life for soldiers and their families rather than politics or officers. In connection with nation formation and identity, this book moves away from studies of the army as an institution to broaden understandings of inculcations and the limits and fault lines of building Mexico as a nation. More social and cultural in historical outlook, I examine the creation of political cultures rooted in or derived from the personal experiences of the lower ranks. In doing so, the book removes some of the privileged view that official narratives emphasize in order to explain the making of a bureaucratic institution from the bottom up, and to more clearly describe how this process both encouraged the development of nationalism and limited it in important ways. In this fashion I build on the works of scholars whose focus has centered more on officers, education, and political conflicts"--Introduction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neufeld, Stephen
Dewey number
355.00972/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA603
LC item number
.N48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Soldiers
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Political culture
  • Social change
  • Mexico
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Armed Forces
  • Nation-building
  • Nationalism
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Social change
  • Soldiers
  • Mexico
Label
The blood contingent : the military and the making of modern Mexico, 1876-1911, Stephen B. Neufeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Recruiting the Servants of the Nation -- Chapter Two: Sculpting a Modern Soldier through Drill and Ritual -- Chapter Three: Women of the Troop: Religion, Sex, and Family on the Rough Barracks Patio -- Chapter Four: The Traditional Education of a Modern Gentleman-Officer: The Next Generation -- Chapter Five: The Touch of Venus: Gendered Bodies and Hygienic Barracks -- Chapter Six: The Disordered Life of Drugs, Drinks, and Songs in the Barracks -- Chapter Seven: Lieutenant's Sally from Chapultepec: Junior Officers Deploying into Nation -- Chapter Eight: Hatred in their Mother's Milk: Savage, Semi-Savage, and The Civilized
Control code
952200232
Extent
1 online resource (x, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826358066
Lccn
2016028897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952200232
Label
The blood contingent : the military and the making of modern Mexico, 1876-1911, Stephen B. Neufeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter One: Recruiting the Servants of the Nation -- Chapter Two: Sculpting a Modern Soldier through Drill and Ritual -- Chapter Three: Women of the Troop: Religion, Sex, and Family on the Rough Barracks Patio -- Chapter Four: The Traditional Education of a Modern Gentleman-Officer: The Next Generation -- Chapter Five: The Touch of Venus: Gendered Bodies and Hygienic Barracks -- Chapter Six: The Disordered Life of Drugs, Drinks, and Songs in the Barracks -- Chapter Seven: Lieutenant's Sally from Chapultepec: Junior Officers Deploying into Nation -- Chapter Eight: Hatred in their Mother's Milk: Savage, Semi-Savage, and The Civilized
Control code
952200232
Extent
1 online resource (x, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826358066
Lccn
2016028897
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952200232

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