Modernization from Above and Below during the Porfiriato

  • John J. Dwyer Duquesne University


Review of Bunker, Steven B.  Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Díaz. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012.

Author Biography

John J. Dwyer, Duquesne University

John J. Dwyer received his PhD in history from the University of Illinois.  He is presently an associate professor in and chair of the Department of History at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  His book, The Agrarian Dispute (Duke UP, 2008), won the Alfred Thomas Book Prize from the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies and was runner-up for Thomas McGann Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies.  His present research project examines urbanization, industrialization, and environmental degradation along the U.S.-Mexico-California border in the late twentieth century.

Reviews: Culture, Politics and History in Mexico