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.

 

Featured Articles

Latest Articles

Current Issue

Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos: 31 (1)

Vol. 31 No. 1, Winter 2015
Table of Contents

ISSN: 0742-9797
eISSN: 1533-8320
Frequency: Biannual
Published: February, August

RSSRSS Icon

Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos is a bilingual, international scholarly journal dedicated to providing a unique and essential forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research relating to Mexico, broadly defined. Analyzing cultural, historical, political, social, economic, artistic, and scientific factors, and engaging a range of disciplinary frameworks, fields and approaches, articles contribute to understanding and knowledge of contemporary and historical issues. The breadth and multiplicity enables scholars from many disciplines to collaboratively address critical concerns. MS/EM carries scholarly articles, review essays, and book reviews, written in either English or Spanish. The journal also invites proposals for Special Issues and Thematic Sections.

Estudios Mexicanos/Mexican Studies es una revista internacional especializada y bilingüe dedicada a brindar un foro único y esencial para la difusión de investigaciones de punta relativas a México, en su más amplia definición. Los artículos, que analizan factores culturales, históricos, políticos, sociales, económicos, artísticos y científicos, y que parten de todo un espectro de marcos disciplinarios, contribuyen a la comprensión y el conocimiento de temas contemporáneos e históricos. Esta amplitud y multiplicidad permite a los profesionales de muchas disciplinas abordar de forma colaborativa preocupaciones nodales. EM/MS publica artículos especializados, ensayos y reseñas, publicados ya sea en inglés o en español. La revista también invita la presentación de propuestas para un Número Especial o una Sección Temática.