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Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México

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RIVERA MIR, Sebastián. The beginnings of Ediciones Frente Cultural. From marxist theory to successful business (1934-1939). Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2016, n.51, pp.112-131. ISSN 0185-2620.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehmcm.2016.02.001.

This paper analyses the beginings of Ediciones Frente Cultural, which had as main objetive publish low cost marxism and communism books. This researching is focused on publishing networks of the mexican left, to incorporate new problems, actors, and debates. In this period of time, publishing activities were increased and the mexican left tried to use this situation in its own benefit. Along the paper is reviewed the ambiguos relationship between this private publishing business and the Mexican Comunist Party (Partido Comunista Mexicano). Finally, the aim of this paper is to answer why Ediciones Frente Cultural was be able to keep its autonomy and at the same time to get its own interpretation about marxism.

Keywords : Editorial Frente Cultural; Librería Navarro; Marxism; Publishing world; History of books.

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