Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos

From the Winter 2015 Issue

“To Save the Forests”

Power, Narrative, and Environment in Mexico City’s Cooking Fuel Transition

During the 1940s, urban Mexico began to shift from fuelwood to petroleum for its household energy needs. I trace this energy transition in Mexico City, interweaving histories of production and consumption, city and hinterland. The household energy transition highlights a series of overlapping policy shifts in 1940s Mexico: a retreat from rural social justice and the support of urban industrialization that pivoted on the redistribution of national oil wealth. By underscoring the role of political power in energy transitions, I also contribute to the larger field of energy history, which has prioritized energy regimes in the North Atlantic. Read more.


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Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos: 31 (1)

Vol. 31 No. 1, Winter 2015
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ISSN: 0742-9797
eISSN: 1533-8320
Frequency: Biannual
Published: February, August


Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos is a bilingual, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research relating to Mexico, broadly defined. The journal sets up an alliance among scholars from many disciplines to address critical issues. Contributions may be synthetic, interpretive, analytical, or theoretical, but must contribute in a significant way to understandings of cultural, historical, political, social, economic, artistic, or scientific factors. Manuscripts will be published in either English or Spanish.

Estudios Mexicanos/ Mexican Studies es una revista internacional, bilingüe y arbitrada que se dedica a brindar un foro para la presentación y el debate de investigaciones multidisciplinarias e interdisciplinarias relativas a México, en su más amplia definición. La revista establece una alianza entre profesionales de diversas disciplinas para abordar temas capitales. Las contribuciones pueden ser de naturaleza sintética, interpretativa, analítica o teórica, pero deben aportar de manera significativa a la comprensión de factores culturales, históricos, políticos, sociales, económicos, artísticos o científicos. Los manuscritos serán publicados ya sea en inglés o en español.