Educating the Senses: Pepe Zúñiga and Mexico City’s Rebel Generation


  • Mary Kay Vaughan University of Maryland


Palabras clave:

Education, Mass media, Cinema, Rebelion


Educating the Senses: Pepe Zúñiga and Mexico City’s Rebel Generation seeks to track the feelings, desires, and expectations shaped and nurtured by educating institutions in the generation of Mexico City youth that came of age from early 1960s and undertook a massive student rebellion of 1968. The story is told through the memories and experiences of painter Pepe Zúñiga. It particularly focuses on his interaction with the mass media (radio, music, film) as well as theater. The methodology combines extensive and deep oral interviewing complemented by primary and secondary sources.

Biografía del autor/a

Mary Kay Vaughan, University of Maryland

Professor Vaughan specializes in the cultural, gender, and educational history of modern Mexico. Her book, Cultural Politics in Revolution: Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930-1940 received the Herbert Eugene Bolton Prize as the most outstanding book in Latin American history in 1997 and the Bryce Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association for best book on Latin America published in English. She is also the author of The State, Education and Social Class in Mexico, 1880-1928 (1982) and coeditor of several collections including Women of the Mexican Countryside, 1850-1990: Creating Spaces, Shaping Transitions (1994), Escuela y sociedad en el periodo cardenista (1998). Her most recent publications are The Eagle and the Virgin: Cultural Revolution and National Identity in Mexico, 1920-1940 (2006) coedited with Stephen Lewis, and Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics and Power in Modern Mexico (2006) coedited with Jocelyn Olcott and Gabriela Cano. She is former editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review and current president of the Conference on Latin American History. She has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright) and the Social Science Research Council and grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the Fulbright Hays Program, and the Illinois Humanities Council. She has been visiting professor at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and the Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas in Mexico City. She wrote completing the life history of painter Jose Zuniga, a biographical approach to understanding the Mexico City youth rebellion of the 1960s: Retrato de un joven pin­tor: Pepe Zúñiga y la generación rebelde de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes/El Colegio de San Luis (2019).


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