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Fallaw, Ben 1966-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 1,773 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history 
Roles: Author, 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 375 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first archive-based study of the failure of President Cardenas's agrarian reform in Mexico's Yucatan region
Religion and state formation in postrevolutionary Mexico by Ben Fallaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion question - the place of the Church in a Catholic country after an anticlerical revolution - profoundly shaped the process of state formation in Mexico. From the end of the Cristero War in 1929 until Manuel Avila Camacho assumed the presidency in late 1940 and declared his faith, Mexico's unresolved religious conflict roiled regional politics, impeded federal schooling, undermined agrarian reform, and flared into sporadic violence, ultimately frustrating the secular vision shared by Plutarco Elias Calles and Lazaro Cardenas. Ben Fallaw argues that previous scholarship has not appreciated the pervasive influence of Catholics and Catholicism on postrevolutionary state formation. By delving into the history of four understudied Mexican states, he is able to show that religion swayed regional politics not just in states such as Guanajuato, in Mexico's central-west "Rosary Belt," but even in those considered much less observant, including Campeche, Guerrero, and Hidalgo. Religion and State Formation in Postrevolutionary Mexico reshapes our understanding of agrarian reform, federal schooling, revolutionary anticlericalism, elections, the Segunda (a second Cristero War in the 1930s), and indigenism, the Revolution's valorization of the Mesoamerican past as the font of national identity. -- Publisher's website
Forced marches : soldiers and military caciques in modern Mexico( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peasants, caciques, and camarillas : rural politics and state formation in Yucatán, 1924-1940 by Ben Fallaw( )

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

Heroes & hero cults in Latin America( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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

The Jaguar Priest and the speaking cross : religion and rebellion in Maya society, 1521-1863 by Ben Fallaw( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fallaw, Ben Wallace.

Languages
English (44)

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