Mexico in 1966

  • Colin Clarke
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


A six-week visit to Mexico took place in 1966, the main focus of which was a geographical conference held in Mexico City. I was able to see the city and the archaeological sites, and visit land-reform units in southern and central Mexico. Fieldwork took place in rural areas in Vera Cruz, Chiapas, and Oaxaca to the south of Mexico City, and in the Bajío around Guadalajara to the north. In both areas beneficiaries of the national land reform were interviewed, and ethnographic details were recorded relating to the Indian and mestizo populations. One of the more important visits was made to Oaxaca City and state, and this was followed up in the 1978 journal reproduced in Chap.  4.


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  • Colin Clarke
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  1. 1.School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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