The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere

@inproceedings{Piccato2010TheTO,
  title={The Tyranny of Opinion: Honor in the Construction of the Mexican Public Sphere},
  author={P. Piccato},
  year={2010}
}
In the mid-to-late nineteenth century, as Mexico emerged out of decades of civil war and foreign invasion, a modern notion of honor—of one’s reputation and self-worth—became the keystone in the construction of public culture. Mexicans gave great symbolic, social, and material value to honor. Only honorable men could speak in the name of the public. Honor earned these men, and a few women, support and credit, and gave civilian politicians a claim to authority after an era dominated by military… Expand
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