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Fallaw, Ben 1966-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 1,487 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F1408.3, 980
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Most widely held works by Ben Fallaw
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin American history traditionally has been defined by larger-than-life heroes such as Símon Bolívar, Emiliano Zapata, and Evita Peron. Recent scholarship, however, tends to emphasize social and cultural factors rather than great leaders. In this new collection, Samuel Brunk and Ben Fallaw bring heroes back to the center of the debate, arguing that heroes not only shape history, they also "tell us a great deal about the places from which they come." The original essays in this collection examine ten modern Latin American heroes whose charisma derived from the quality of their relationships with admirers, rather than their innate personal qualities. The rise of mass media, for instance, helped pave the way for populists such as radio actress-turned-hero Evita Peron. On the other hand, heroes who become president often watch their images crumble, as policies replace personality in the eyes of citizens. In the end, the editors argue, there is no formula for Latin American heroes, who both forge, and are forged by, unique national events. The conclusion points toward Mexico, where the peasant revolutions that elevated Miguel Hidalgo and, later, Emiliano Zapata are so revered that today's would-be heroes, such as the EZLN's Subcomandante Marcos, must link themselves to peasant mythology even when their personal roots are far from native ground. The enduring (or, in some cases, fading) influence of those discussed in this volume validates the central placement of heroes in Latin American history
Cárdenas compromised : the failure of reform in postrevolutionary Yucatán by Ben Fallaw ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first archive-based study of the failure of President Cardenas's agrarian reform in Mexico's Yucatan region
Forced marches : soldiers and military caciques in modern Mexico by Ben Fallaw ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and state formation in postrevolutionary Mexico by Ben Fallaw ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume offers a powerful argument that Catholics and Catholicism had a more pervasive and impeding influence on postrevolutionary state formation in Mexico than historians have recognized or acknowledged
Peasants, caciques, and camarillas : rural politics and state formation in Yucatán, 1924-1940 by Ben Fallaw ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cárdenas compromised : the failure of reform in postrevolutionary Yucatán, 1934-1940 by Ben Fallaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jaguar Priest and the speaking cross : religion and rebellion in Maya society, 1521-1863 by Ben Fallaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The life and deaths of Felipa Poot : women, fiction, and cardenismo in postrevolutionary Mexico by Ben Fallaw ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.23 for Cárdenas ... to 1.00 for The Jaguar ...)
Alternative Names
Fallaw, Ben Wallace.
Languages
English (45)
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