Latin American evangelical politics can be seen, in Laclauian terms, as a construction of the people. More precisely, as the construction of the evangelical people, a minority with demands and a voice of its own in a “Catholic” continent of secular states. It is an evangelical construction of a country’s people in contexts in which evangelicals are considered a sociopolitical force with hegemonic aspirations. However, this double narrative has become complicated in recent years in the rough seas of the so-called conservative wave. A prominent alliance between the political far-right, neoliberalism and the parliamentary and pastoral evangelical elite reverberates from Brazil, which creates serious issues for the expectations of a pluralist impact of the public evangelical presence.
Vol 3, No. 6 (2020)
The evangelical people: hegemonic construction, minority disputes and conservative reaction
- Joanildo Burity
Evangelicals and political power in Mexico: reconfiguring alliances and antagonisms
- Cecilia Delgado-Molina
Conservative Evangelicals And Politics: Some Lessons In The Case Of Brazil
- Geoffrey Pleyers
Dystopistics: the hydra and the coming storm. Narratives of the future in zapatismo
- Carlos Octavio Núñez Miramontes
Keywords: dystopianism, future, temporality, zapatismo.
The zapatista movement has developed an explicit discourse about time, which gets radicalized to the point its reconfiguration into a rebellion carried out from the resistance is desired. This article, from the Critical Analysis of Discourse (CAD), will address the narratives of the future in zapatismo, particularly, the narratives endorsed in the Hydra and the Coming Storm allegory. The concept of dystopistics is proposed to highlight the feasibility and rational evaluation of possible scenarios of the socially unsuccessful.
Citizen cultures and cultural citizenship. An exploration of the terms
- Jorge Eduardo Aceves Lozano
Keywords: citizenship, culture, rights, globalization, politics.
This text reviews the relationship between citizenship and culture. Exploring social science literature on these terms to analyze particular social subjects, both in their action and their conceptualization, has led us to consider that citizenships are diverse, heterogenous and with unequal positions in regard to other citizens and in their relationship with the sphere of the State. Each group of citizens lives and models its social action based on its own identity configurations, codes and cultural dispositions, all of which are affected by power, gender, class and ethnicity relations. Citizenships express -through their actions, emotions, and thoughts - the social, political, economic and cultural diversity of our contemporary conflictive societies. Two considerations develop in this text: first, the discussion is addressed from citizen practices; a second look highlights the cultural dimension that these practices express about specific citizen rights.
Suspended Gazes. The Pictures Of The Disappeared In Jalisco
- Isaac vargas
The war on crime has brought, for the past 13 years, a spiral of violence that has left deep scars on Mexican society. Every day, mass media records the expressions of the failed security strategy, although they do it mostly to beautify and spectacularize it. In the middle of the coverage by the major news outlets, war victims have opted for other practices, particularly the families of the disappeared, who use the materiality of images to create search files that help others visualize the absence of their loved ones.
Travelling the spanish-moroccan border: a historical and visual tour. Field experiences in a border landscape
- María Isolda Perelló Carrascosa
This photographic essay intends to show some of the results of the ground research carried out within the context of a doctoral dissertation, during the months of July through September of 2014 in Ceuta, as well as Melilla and locations near the Spanish-Moroccan border. As the text shows, the maritime enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla have once had a crucial geostrategic position in the Mediterranean. Currently, its purpose as an external European border in the African continent has been reinforced with the securitization of the border region to contain the threats related to criminal activities and “undesired” trans-Mediterranean migration, although it has also ended up affecting “atypical” trade or trafficking with Morocco.
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Where Do We Stand To Shoot Abriendo Senderos De Justicia. La Sentencia Y Comisión De Ayotzinapa?
- Margarita Zires
This text presents a review of the investigation and production of the documentary Abriendo Senderos de Justicia (Opening Paths of Justice. The Ayotzinapa Sentence and Commission). It shows the analytical perspectives and narrative approaches taken in the different stages of its creation. In this sense, it tries to show the researchers and filmmakers in the Ayotzinapa Movement’s process of subjective involvement or political and ethical commitment. Additionally, it explains the importance of an unprecedented and uplifting sentence for this movement due to its legal creativity in the field of the struggle for human rights in our country, as well as of a commission that recovers said creativity during the government of López Obrador, beyond the difficulties it has faced.
The endless Mexican feminist spring
- Gabriela Cano
- Arcelia Paz
The discussion of this interview revolved around the story of how it was possible for women to vote and be voted in Mexico, a historical chapter that we seem to take for granted. Likewise, I took the opportunity to talk with Dr. Cano about the feminist implications of such inclusion, the visibility of certain activists and their recent foray into the viral world of cybernetic memes.
Anthropology under the eye of COVID-19
- Virginia Garcia Acosta
- Renée de la Torre Castellanos and Olivia Teresa Ruiz Marrujo
O n June 16, 2020, we had a conversation with Virginia García Acosta about the importance that history and anthropology should have for the planning of public policies implemented during the covid -19 pandemic. García Acosta has a wide and recognized trajectory in the historical study of different catastrophic events.
Gentrification and culture: a discussion based on experiences in Guadalajara, Mexico and Barcelona, Spain
- Mauro Castro Campos and Nizaiá Cassián Yde
- Christian O. Grimaldo-Rodríguez and Héctor Robledo
This interview is a conversation that occurred during the summer of 2019, planned in the context of an international intensive summer course offered by the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (iteso) entitled Social Psychology, gentrification and culture. We seek to raise parallels and distinctions between the way in which urban dispossession processes operate in both Latin American and European cities, especially from the situated analysis of Guadalajara, Mexico, and Barcelona, Spain. The discussion addresses the relationship of abstract concepts such as public space and citizenship; sociocultural constructions such as race and gender, and the political, economic and cultural phenomenon known as gentrification, understood as a global process based on a city model based on the commercialization of urban life.
Social outbreak in latin america and the caribbean: breakdowns, resistance and uncertainties. COVID-19’s challenges
- Maristella Svampa, Breno Bringel and Heriberto Cairo
- moderator Jaime Preciado
In this edition, the Discrepancies section intends to address the triggers of the social upheaval of 2019 in Latin America, its scope and limitations in the formation of the social subject, its instituting processes, destituyentes or constituents under various imaginary collective-community on parties, social movements or political regimes.
Incarnate territories. Extractivism, communalism and gender in the P'urhépecha plateau
Veronica Velazquez, 2019, Jorge Alonso Chair, Guadalajara, 293 pp.
Challenging neoliberal territorialities: disputed lives, bodies and land
- Inés Durán Matute
From a look inspired by anthropology, critical geography and feminism, it shows us how capitalism has affected the daily lives of P'urhépecha women in Zirosto and Cherán (Michoacán) by favoring violence and accentuating the precariousness of bodies, lives and land.
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, 2018 UAM / Gedisa, Mexico, 408 pp.
Facing the failure of capitalist globalization, the search for alternative globalizations
- Jorge Alonso
This is a very important book, because it brings together the long career of a deep researcher, with novel and highly suggestive views. These are searches that highlight aspects that could not be visualized and that are approached with great originality. An alternative emphasis prevails, but the predominant is also studied very acutely.
Las elites de la ciudad blanca: discursos racistas sobre la otredad
Eugenia Iturriaga, 2016, UNAM, Mexico City, 356 pp.
Ethno-Racial Dynamics In Mexico: An Approach To The Racist Discourses In The Yucatecan Elite
- Angie Edell Campos Lazo and Jorge Rafael Ramírez
The ways in which the racialization traverse the cotidianities, and therefore the forms of analysis of racism and the social phenomena related to the category race, vary depending on the context. In this review, Angie Campos and Jorge Rafael investigate Eugenia Iturriaga's proposal to anthropologically theorize racism in Yucatán, starting from a study of the meridian elites with an extremely interesting methodology.