Imaginaries

The imaginaries of the Mexican Revolution is a set of references that have been constituted to speak about the images of this period of history. They can be the words to name things, the people involved or the selection of events in specific, as well as the traditional symbols and the less conventional, to articulate a collection of importance for that collective. The collective imaginaries is a shared idea, that identifies one subject with another, the person who imagines knowing about something with another that corroborates what is invented, that fills a track or path to approach life, history.

History is written by historians, events occur in everyday practices or social conjunctures, so that an event in the history of Mexico such as the Revolution, forms symbolic images of both the guild of historians and social institutions ( Museums, academies, organizations, etc.) that legitimize it as a canon. It can be a model to follow, a pride of the nation, the path to modernity, the insurrection of the oppressed or the dethronement of a monarchy. The objects that survive the events, are added the meaning of the interpretation of the imaginary of the moment. The imaginary of the Mexican Revolution is a set of visual or written interpretations, shared by a collective.

However, although the images are shared and the determinations made of a story or event are accepted, the imaginary goes beyond what is believed to be real or unquestionable, since it is also based on myth, artifice and the invention of what happened. For this reason, the imaginary is also a reason for hoarding as a social practice that identifies a society, people or a person who shares their ideas about history without fear of return, to return to those years in a beautiful ship called imagination.

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