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Normalizing the Revolution: Teachers and Students in Guerrero’s Universidad Pueblo
- Ana Lilia Nieto
- Rafael Alarcón Medina
Keywords: common space of experience, Guerrero, Mexico, normalistas, Universidad Pueblo.
This work analyzes the political-educational project of the Universidad Pueblo in Guerrero state during the 1970s. Using the ideas of Walter Benjamin and Reinhart Koselleck, we argue that this project can be understood as a common space of experience articulated through political ideas, educational practices, and student movements in the recollections of professors and students. We suggest that the diverse layers of historical experience of teacher-training professors is a catalyst sparking off today, giving origin to one of the most contradictory and interesting practices in popular higher education in Mexico in the 20th century. This research is supported by in-depth interviews in 2018 and 2019 in Acapulco and Chilpancingo in Guerrero state.
"They are spraying the coronavirus". Of conspiracy rumors in social networks and their political uses in Mexico.
- Aldo Cicardi Gonzalez
- Margarita Zires
In this article we examine a rumor that claimed that governmental sanitization measures against the coronavirus are actually strategies to infect the population and eliminate it. This rumor circulated in various regions of Mexico, generating multiple community protests. This study separates itself from an approach that condemns rumor and conspiracy theories for being false, and takes into account that these phenomena help provide an understanding of what is considered plausible or not in a certain context. We present the versions that circulated in San Antonio de la Cal, Oaxaca, as well as narrative elements that confer plausibility and implausibility. The study is based primarily on an analysis of conversations generated on Facebook and personal interviews. It shows that the rumor was connected to conspiracy narratives and local accounts that discussed a lack of confidence in the authorities. Furthermore, its political use by groups opposing the authorities is examined.
Altars for the Dead: The Changing Heritage of a Mexican Tradition
- Cristina Gutierrez Zuniga
- Renée de la Torre Castellanos
The video is the result of an investigation into the effects, adaptations and displacements experienced by the Day of the Dead tradition in Mexico during the month of November of the first year of the covid-19 pandemic. By this time, public Day of the Dead ceremonies valued as intangible national heritage had been cancelled. We undertook an online survey to find out what would be the effects of isolation on the Day of the Dead tradition: would the tradition cease or would it shift or mutate to new uses, places and expressions? And what new creative uses of the tradition would emerge and in what new media would it be carried out? With the data obtained from 720 questionnaires and 280 photographs received from the altars of the dead, we made a video to explain the spatial displacements, the aesthetic changes and the new senses with which the practice of this ancestral Mexican tradition was renewed.
Pandemic, Year 2. Different Experiences, Shared Dilemmas and Multiple Reflections from Medical Anthropology Around Covid 19
- Mark Nichter
- Rosa Maria Osorio
- Sahra Gibbon
- moderator Lina Rosa Berrio
- moderator Paola Maria Sesia
We have invited three specialists from the field of medical anthropology to reflect on their respective experiences and knowledge of Mexico, Great Britain, the United States and India, all of them countries deeply affected by the pandemic, even if in very different ways, and whose management of the pandemic has been oriented in different directions. This allows us to contrast the diversity of official responses to the health and economic crisis.
Construction of Romantic Love, Ideals of Couples and Gender Relations from the Lyrics of Norteña Music and Banda Sinaloense
- Ana Isabel Sánchez Osuna
- César Jesús Burgos Dávila
- Mariangel Estefania Urrecha Arce
Popular music constructs cultural narratives about romantic love, makes visible meanings of being a man and a woman, and practices related to gender violence. In this article we analyze the construction of romantic love as well as couple ideals in the lyrics of Sinaloa norteña and banda music. We conducted a thematic content analysis of 29 romantic ballads. We present the results in the categories of couple search, daily coexistence, eroticism, and separation from the couple. We conclude that myths and beliefs about romantic love are disseminated in the lyrics of the songs. These meanings recreate roles and interactions established by gender mandates, and crystallize conditions of violence and inequality between men and women.
Populism and religion in Brazil and Mexico. A brief reflection
- Alberto Javier Olvera Rivera
Keywords: Brazil, Mexico, Pentecostalism, populism, people.
Se analyze the relationship between populism, religion and politics, both on a theoretical level and in the cases of Brazil and Mexico. It begins with a critique of Joanildo Burity's article on "the Pentecostal people" in Brazil and the relevance of using Laclau's theory of populism to explain this phenomenon. The same arguments are then used to analyze, as a contrast, contemporary Mexican populism, embodied in President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, highlighting its religious background.
Evangelicals and political power in Mexico: reconfiguring alliances and antagonisms
- Cecilia Delgado-Molina
Keywords: evangelicals and politics, feminism, Mexico, populism.
Recause of the historical conditions that configure it, in this text I address the emergence of the evangelical political subject in Mexico based on the analytical proposal of Joanildo Burity in his article "The evangelical people: hegemonic construction, minority disputes and conservative reaction". Making use of his approach on the populist moment, I argue that this emergence only acquires its full meaning in interactions with the political field and in relation to the state of its relations, and I reflect on the articulation of evangelicals and politics in the face of feminism as an antagonist.
Who are the narcos asking? Emancipation and justice in drug culture in Mexico
- Jose Carlos G. Aguiar
DInce the 1990s, drug culture in Mexico has been studied as the symbolic repertoire of the “criminal town” that portrays the daily life of drug traffickers. Their expressions are understood as a reliable record of the traffickers' lives, with a transgressive aesthetic that presents excess and ostentation as forms of domination. In this article, forms of spiritual protection among drug traffickers are studied in order to debate the narcoculture. The ethnographic material was collected between 2014 and 2017 in the states of Hidalgo and Michoacán, through participant observations and in-depth interviews. The protection of popular saints such as Santa Muerte, Angelito Negro and San Nazario, allows us to understand how narcoculture is a resource for social emancipation, legitimizing the definitions of justice and sovereignty of organized crime.
Three-way conversations on community feminism in Guerrero
- Tranquilina Morales and María del Carmen Mejía
- Lina Rosa Berrio
Keywords: feminism, community feminism, Guerrero, Me'phaa, Mexico, indigenous women.
TO Below are some fragments of that dialogue between two Me'phaa women, community feminists from the Guerrero mountain, and a feminist anthropologist interested in better understanding this proposal. It is not about “the spokespersons” or an “official” position on what community feminism is, but rather what this proposal means for them in their lives and how it relates to their own identity.
Género en la encrucijada de la historia social y cultural de México
Susie S. Porter and María Teresa Fernández (eds.), 2015 El Colegio de Michoacán / CIESAS, Zamora, 364 pp.
Culture, politics and daily life in Mexico from a gender perspective
- Agustin Vaca
The collective work Gender at the crossroads of the social and cultural history of Mexico is directed, above all, to the frontal combat against prejudices, biological, social, religious or of any other kind, which historically have prevented, and some still do, the full participation of women in public life, at the same time that it is an effort to penetrate deep into the historical thickness that corresponds to them in their own right.