In this period of time we have inserted audiovisual languages to produce multi-code essays and articles (which we have been creating in the process of their publication) that intertwine the word with the image, the image with the sound, the voice with the writing. We have discovered that the fact of giving a place to the senses acquires a pedagogical mission to free the image from its continuous emptying of meanings produced by advertising. Instead our mission is to re-inscribe the thickness of culture in the image.
Vol 3 No 5 (2020)
Two years of Inserts
Towards a transient paradigm: approaching culture from daily journeys
- Christian O. Grimaldo-Rodríguez
This dossier aims to discuss the sociocultural role of transit in the configuration of social subjects, political actors, symbolic places, collective actions and, in general, the social order to which we ascribe ourselves through the daily practice of moving between different points of the geographical space.
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Centrality of the senses: movements of a blind person through the center of Mexico City
- Miguel Angel Aguilar Diaz
From "The Man-truck" to the common front of users and operators. Memory of a research with collaborative audiovisual methodology
- Lirba Cano and Héctor Robledo
Green handkerchiefs for legal abortion: history, meanings and circulations in Argentina and Mexico
- Karina Felitti and María del Rosario Ramírez Morales
The green scarf is distinctive of the National Campaign for the Right to Free and Safe Legal Abortion of Argentina. Historical heir to the white scarf of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, in 2018 it was adopted as an emblem that articulates the claims for reproductive rights in Latin America. This article investigates its history and the relationship it weaves with the human rights movement and the transnationalization of feminisms, with a focus on its circulation in Argentina and Mexico. We suggest that the green scarf, as a traveling symbol and cognitive bridge, ties together different identities and modes of political intervention of contemporary feminisms, identifies and mobilizes, and at the same time leaves particularities and differences in latency, opens up to new alliances, generates debates and produces responses.
Cuautla # 931. Different ways of being an upper-middle-class Catholic in Mexico City
- Hugo Jose Suarez
Keywords: Catholicism, Catholic diversity, urban religiosities, religion in Mexico City.
The present article exposes the religious orientations within an upper-middle-class Catholic family in the Hipódromo-Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City. As a result of ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, the data is presented in the format of a free narrative that reveals three different orientations: conservative Catholicism, the search for new experiences within the ecclesial institution and the generational inflection influenced by the environment. Social. All revolving around a dynamic Catholic culture that interacts with the great orientations of the world Church and with the growing religious diversity in urban areas.
Adolescent women who commit violent crimes in Mexico
- Elena Azaloa
Keywords: women, adolescents, violence, crime, vulnerability.
This paper aims to reflect on the specific characteristics of violent crimes in which adolescent girls participate in Mexico. It is based on a study that included conducting 730 interviews with adolescents, men and women, deprived of their liberty in 17 states of the Republic. The question that motivated this study was: is there a relationship between the conditions of vulnerability that adolescents experienced in their early childhood (Adverse Child Experiences) and the violent crimes they committed? In this work we cite the testimonies of nine adolescent women that allow us to analyze the features that distinguish the violent behaviors in which they participate.
The documentary “Over The Wall / Sobre el muro”: a look at the social transformations caused by the border wall between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana
- Alberto Hernández Hernández and Jhonnatan Curiel
Broast in the documentary Over the Wall / Sobre el muro (El Colef, 2019), this text discusses some social effects from the transformations of the barriers and divisions that have demarcated the border of the states of California, United States and Baja California, Mexico, to the construction of fences and border walls pushed by the last four US federal administrations. Based on interviews with specialists in migration and borders, residents, and an investigation of archives and documents around the wall and its effects on the Tijuana-San Diego border, this documentary captures periods of change and border reinforcement by States. States, as well as the recent situation with the arrival of new migratory flows such as the caravans of Central American migrants to Tijuana and the challenges for this border.
Altars we see, meanings we do not know: material sustenance of lived religiosity
- Renée de la Torre Castellanos and Anel Victoria Salas
This work consists of a photographic essay on domestic altars that is accompanied by narratives of their owners and aims to address the Catholic religiosity that is practiced on a daily basis in non-ecclesial spaces. The ethnographic work (based on photographic records and interviews) focuses on the materiality of the altars (which make beliefs visible) and on the narratives that account for the symbolic meanings, appropriations and uses of Catholic images in ordinary life. of believers. We address three scenarios for assembling and practicing altars: domestic (they are generally private and individual and are found within homes); semi-private (in workplaces, such as offices, market stalls, canteens and workshops), that although they are cared for by a person, are not for exclusive use, are exposed and are sometimes the reason for practices of those who attend that place, and public (street or neighborhood), which are placed in open spaces (on a sidewalk, square or corner) and activate collective practices and are even protected by a community. We consider it to be a novel methodological proposal to approach the understanding of religious experiences and their non-ecclesial logic.
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In the second half of 2019, Latin America saw the emergence of a series of social mobilizations of very diverse characteristics, which seemed to question the political and economic direction of the region. Taking advantage of the meeting “Platforms for dialogue. Religion and public space in Latin America ”organized by the Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) in the city of Guadalajara from November 28 to 30, the Encartes team interviewed three prominent social scientists who told us about the situation in his country.
What is the “gender ideology” ?: social and political transformations in Brazil based on the appropriation of a discursive strategy
- Maria das Dores Campos Machado
- Karina Bárcenas Barajas
This interview constitutes an important approach to understand the origin of the term “gender ideology” as a discursive elaboration created by the Catholic Church to stop the advances of the feminist agenda and sexual diversity. In this conversation, Maria das Dores Campos Machado reveals how this strategy, of Catholic origin, was used by evangelical deputies and senators in Brazil as a counteroffensive to the gender perspective in public policies, which, in turn, diverted attention from various practices of religious intolerance that placed Pentecostal groups and actors at the center of public opinion.
To recover the democratizing sense of the popular
- Christian Parker Gumucio
- Claudio Palma Mancilla
In this interview, carried out in Guadalajara while in Santiago and most of the cities of Chile a popular and citizen uprising was developing (and still occurs) against the inequalities of the neoliberal system, Parker explains the antecedents and characteristics of such a powerful social movement That seems a surprise to many, given the opinions that the global financial organizations referred to the success of the Chilean model.
Ecuador, October 2019: “it was a movement of youth, indigenous youth and more”
- Susana andrade
- Santiago Bastos Amigo
Our interviewee points out the importance of the generational change that occurred, for example, in the conaie and considers that the conflict has not been closed, since there is a lack of communication between the political actors that she describes as “failed interculturality”.
Shelters and refugees
- Danièle Bélanger, Dolores Paris and Eduardo Domenech
- moderator Rafael Alonso Hernandez Lopez
The crises that we are seeing in the Mediterranean, on the northern and southern border of Mexico or in South America, derived from the massive mobilizations of people fleeing their countries, force us to reflect on the role that the States in the face of the arrival and / or transit of displaced persons and refugees, in the face of what appears to be a regressive global policy, based on the externalization of borders, restriction and selectivity.
El Sueño del mara’akame
Federico Cecchetti [Tsikiri Temai] (director), José Felipe Coria and María del Carmen de Lara (producers), 2016 CUEC, Estudios Churubusco-Azteca and IMCINE, Mexico
The dream of the mara'akame. Ethno-fiction, allochrony and indigenous modernity
- Paul liffman
ANDl dream of mara'akame is about the drama of an indigenous Wixárika teenager (Luciano Bautista) who is dealing with the supposed poles of urban modernity, expressed in popular music, and rural tradition, embodied in his father (Antonio Parra). It is part of a new generation of cinema about wixaritari, but not yet directed by them.
Ser testigo de Jehová. Una mirada antropológica a la vida en el paraíso terrenal
Antonio Higuera Bonfil, 2018, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte / UQROO / RIFREM, México, 355 pp.
Eternal life thanks to religious conversion
- Miguel Lisbona Guillén
ANDIn a classic format, logical because it is a book resulting from a doctoral thesis, the work of Antonio Higuera Bonfil contains three life stories of members of the religious group Jehovah's Witnesses in El Palmar, a town in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico ), an ejido that is described in profusion of detail, beyond its religious characteristics.
Acoso. ¿Denuncia legítima o victimización?
Marta Lamas, 2018, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico.
Culture, harassment and society; of hegemonies and feminisms
- Maria Monica Sosa Vasquez
Marta Lamas is a Mexican anthropologist and feminist with an important career. In 1992 he co-founded the Information Group on Elected Reproduction, vital in the discussion about abortion in Mexico, decriminalized in Mexico City (2007). Within the framework of his latest work -Culture, harassment and society; of hegemonies and feminisms-, Mónica Sosa analyzes and questions the bases of her postulates, underlining the previous discussion in this regard.