In the eighth post in the Picturing Politics series Dr Adam Morton examines a political poster from 1930s Mexico, which was intended to emphasis the class unity of the Mexican Revolution. Dr Morton argues that the poster in fact reveals a lot about the paradoxes of post-revolutionary Mexico and the rise of the capitalist state.
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Picturing Politics is a series of audio and video clips featuring academics commenting on the political significance of a diverse range of images. The series is intended to offer an invaluable insight into the many ways in which politics has been imagined – quite literally – throughout history, and also the ways in which images have been used to shape and influence our understanding of politics.