Politics and the Technology of Honor: Dueling in Turn-of-the-Century Mexico

@article{Piccato1999PoliticsAT,
  title={Politics and the Technology of Honor: Dueling in Turn-of-the-Century Mexico},
  author={P. Piccato},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={331 - 354}
}
  • P. Piccato
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social History
  • Since the last decades of the nineteenth century, dueling beame increasingly frequent among Mexican elite men. The duel was associated with modern science and the cosmopolitan culture of the national ruling class. Authorities refused to prosecute duelists. The translation and production of texts on dueling, as well as the influence of some experienced duelists, conveyed to public men the importance of a technology of honor. This technology, which involved the use of pistols and the knowledge of… CONTINUE READING
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