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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 Hernandez Hernandez
- Jhonnatan Curiel
Keywords: documentary, border, migration, wall, Tijuana.
BAsado 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, the United States and Baja California, Mexico, until the construction of fences and border walls promoted 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.
Resist dehumanization. Civil society in the face of disappearances, coercion of freedom of expression and forced displacement in Mexico
- Severine durin
Parents looking for traces of their children in vacant lots. Journalists who have nightmares in which they are executed by high-powered weapons. Young people who testify to obtain recognition of forced disappearances in Mexico before international actors. Human rights activists who keep track and record of the invisible victims of the so-called war on drug trafficking, that is, displaced people. These themes make up the four texts in this dossier, which were written by women who move between academia and activism. In them the dehumanization of discourse and militaristic actions are exposed, the meanings of those who suffer and resist such circumstances are illuminated, and the cruel way in which Mexican society has been hit by the militarization of public security is evidenced.
Journalism under fire. Lethal Methods of Press Coercion During the Drug War
- Severine durin
Keywords: war against drug trafficking, freedom of expression, forced migration, war journalism, displaced journalists.
ANDThis article analyzes the coercion exercised against the press in northeastern Mexico during the so-called war against drug trafficking, based on the experiences of 10 communicators displaced between 2010 and 2015. It shows the struggle of armed groups in contention to control the editorial line of the media, as well as the vulnerability of the heralds for being in the middle of the line of fire, for the lack of security protocols developed by the companies, and the existing links between public officials and organized crime. In this context, where homicides and disappearances of journalists go unpunished, initiatives are emerging that seek to redress their high professional vulnerability.
Ver con los otros. Comunicación intercultural
Jesús Martín Barbero and Sarah Corona Berkin (coord.), 2017 FCE, Mexico City, 151 pp.
See with the others. A dialogic and horizontal proposal in research
- Jose Manuel Valenzuela
Ver con los otros. Comunicación intercultural is a powerful work that breaks new ground in academic debates concerned with the role of academia in the (re) production of the colonial order and social inequality. It is also committed to critical research that aims to transform the world together with those who are subalternized in the research process, and made invisible from a supposed condition of objects or mere transmitters of knowledge.
Visual cultures. Towards the pluralization of visual culture
- Sarah Corona Berkin
In this dossier we think about the importance of approaching visual cultures, in the plural, to know the multiple constructions of reality that are crystallized in images in various social settings. Today not only an immense amount of images invades and represents us, but digital options and social networks build in real time the material and symbolic world in which we live. This dossier explores the term visual culture in its plural form, visual cultures, to highlight the existence of a diversity of them.
From the portrait to the selfie wixárika: A visual history of ours
- Sarah Corona Berkin
ANDn the framework of discussion on multiple visual cultures, I describe the self-portraits that an indigenous community takes and the selfies twenty years later, from the arrival of the smartphones. Based on a selection from the archive of 6,000 photographs taken by young Wixaritari, I seek to raise questions about visual cultures in the plural and their relationship with western and hegemonic visual culture.
Historia del Reino de la Nueva Galicia
Thomas Calvo and Aristarco Regalado Pinedo (coords.), 2016 University of Guadalajara, Mexico, 877 pp.
A look at the past of Nueva Galicia
- Andres Fabregas Puig
The history of the Kingdom of New Galicia is part of the process of expansion of Western Europe, modernization and capitalism, in the form of colonialism. Likewise, it is part of the decolonization processes in general and of the formation of the Mexican nation and the Mexican national State in particular. The texts that make up the work document the above, describe the results of the colonial enterprise that lasted three centuries, the expropriation of the lands from their original owners, the disruption of the territories and the forging of new regional realities, evangelization and, therefore, Of course, the anti-colonial resistance of which the Mixtón war is already an icon.