To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 student massacre in Mexico, a number of recent publications have foregrounded previously underresearched aspects of this event, long held as a watershed in twentieth-century Mexican political and cultural history: Susana Draper's 1968 Mexico: Constellations of Freedom and Democracy (2018) highlights the role played by women and Marxist theorists in the student movement, while Luis M. Castañeda's Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics (2014) and Samuel Steinberg's Photopoetics at Tlatelolco: Afterimages of Mexico, 1968 (2016) establish a dialogue between politics, art, culture, and the 1968 Olympics, which opened merely days after the shootings. Among these publications, México beyond 1968, edited by Jaime M. Pensado and Enrique C. Ochoa, is one of the most original and ambitious.

This volume brings together 15 historians from Mexico and the United States, who have researched student...

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