Monumento Estela de Luz: disputas en torno a los usos públicos de la historia en el México del Bi/Centenario

Translated title of the contribution: Estela de Luz monument: Struggles on public uses of history in Bicentennial Mexico

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Abstract

This paper argues that nowadays is essential for historians recognize the importance of public life and public uses of history, and engage actively in discussions on the representation of the past in contexts that exceeds the disciplinar and academic practice. For this purpose, a specific case study is proposed: Estela de Luz, a monument built on the ocassion of Mexico's Bicentennial of Independence and Centennial of Revolution commemoration (2010). An examination of the historicity of the Estela -the planning and execution of the monument; but also its criticism and resignifications-, can help us to understand how a diversity of social actors contends for the sense of history in the public arena.

Translated title of the contributionEstela de Luz monument: Struggles on public uses of history in Bicentennial Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)130-161
Number of pages32
JournalTempo e Argumento
Volume8
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History

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