The Poverty Of Revolution: The State And The Urban Poor In Mexico

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The Poverty Of Revolution: The State And The Urban Poor In Mexico

By Susan Eckstein
Princeton University Press, 1988
330 pp. $45.00
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This new edition of the standard work on urban poverty and politics in Mexico is worth noting because of the author's extensive new epilogue, analyzing how Mexican urban groups responded to the devastating earthquake of 1985. Mexico's urban poor were not hopeless, apathetic or despair-ridden but creative, innovative and well organized.

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