(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The Problems of Mexico: An Analysis of a Sociological Discourse

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Canada


Based on an empirical analysis of articles published between 1987 and 2006 in three major Mexican sociological journals, this article traces the continuities and discontinuities in the study of the alleged malfunctioning of Mexican society. The study of how sociologists represented Mexican society has revealed several discursive dynamics. The traditional economic and political perspectives blaming social problems on elites predominate. Studies of electoral system flaws, political contention, lacklustre democracy in unions, and union collusion with industrial capitalism abound. More recently, however, the introduction of the study of globalisation has transformed the examination of these issues


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 60-75]
Published in 2014



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/blar.12065

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