MEXREV PAPER SUMMER 2011 SKOCPOL & RUIZ

MEXREV PAPER SUMMER 2011 SKOCPOL & RUIZ -...

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Mexican revolution, 1910-1940 Paper 1: theories of revolution Prompt . (Re-)read Ramón E. Ruíz,  The Great Rebellion: Mexico, 1905-24  (New York:  Norton,   1980),   pp.   3-8;   and   Theda   Skocpol,   “France,   Russia,   China:   A   Structural  Analysis of Social Revolutions,”  Comparative Studies in Society and History  18, no. 2  (1976): 175-210, both of which are available on the Blackboard and were distributed to  answer the following question:  Whose definition of social revolution do you prefer and  why, Skocpol’s or Ruíz’s? Guidance:  you are being asked to consider which definition works best as a concept, or as  a way of explaining revolutionary change. You are   not   being asked to decide which  definition best fits   the evidence   for Mexico, since this is only the first paper! The 
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course HIS 352L taught by Professor Matthew during the Summer '11 term at University of Texas.

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