Making Mexico More "Latin": National Identity, Statuary and Heritage in Mexico City's Monument to Independence

  title={Making Mexico More "Latin": National Identity, Statuary and Heritage in Mexico City's Monument to Independence},
  author={Seth Dixon},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Geography},
  pages={119 - 138}
  • Seth Dixon
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Latin American Geography
Latin American identities are embedded in symbolic landscapes designed to memorialize the past by reconfiguring key public places. Historical narratives, cultural ideologies and political messages are vital components of the meanings of monuments that are constructed to honor the nation. Analyzing changes in symbolic landscapes yields insights to allow one to understand the shifts in national identities. Mexico City's 1910 Monument to Independence on Paseo de la Reforma is an example of how… Expand

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