32. Mexican Studies and the Return of the PRI
Friday, 9 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Mexican Cultural and Literary Studies
Presiding: Ignacio Sanchez-Prado, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Speakers: Rebecca Elizabeth Biron, Dartmouth Coll.; Debra Ann Castillo, Cornell Univ.; Oswaldo Estrada, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emily Hind, Univ. of Wyoming; Robert McKee Irwin, Univ. of California, Davis; Jose Ramon Ruisanchez Serra, Univ. of Houston, University Park
Many important lines of inquiry and debate in Mexican studies have been centered on the purported decline of the cultural hegemony of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) and on the critique of its legacies and influences. Mexicanists from different generations discuss how the return of the PRI to power changes the presuppositions of Mexican studies.
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