Memory and History of Mexico '68

Eugenia Allier Montaño
2016 European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies  
The student movement that was active between July and December of 1968 has come to be seen as one of the most important events of the second half of the twentieth century in Mexico, in both public memory and national history. However as this was not always the case, the aim of this article is to analyse the transformations and permanencies in the many accounts that have formed over the last four decades concerning the Mexican summer of 1968, giving attention to four types of narrative: public
more » ... narrative: public debates, the specialized historiography on the student movement, books dealing with national history, and the official history. This analysis is intended to show how the 'historical centrality' of 1968 was progressively formed in the national public space and in historiographic discourse.
doi:10.18352/erlacs.10092 fatcat:24fgb3irmbcynpekdosgth6uau