Modern Mexico: Representations of Mexico City's Urban Life

An aerial photograph showing buildings crowded together on the right side with mountains in the background.  A long thin strip of green runs parallel to the roads.

An aerial view of Mexico City. (Image courtesy of Lucy Nieto on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Spring 2015



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The goal of this course is to offer a general introduction to 20th and 21st century literature and cultural production about Modern Mexico. Emphasis will be placed on the way intellectuals and artists have presented the changes in Mexico City's urban life, and how these representations question themes and trends in national identity, state control, globalization, and immigration.

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Maria Luisa Martinez. 21G.S01 Modern Mexico: Representations of Mexico City's Urban Life. Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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