Sep 25 2015

Con Indignado Amor: Feeling, Ritual Performance, and “Post-Mexico” Imaginings

September 25, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


LC B-2


803 S Morgan St., Chicago, IL, Illinois

In the post-NAFTA era of massive out-migration, an explosion of narco-violence, and increased calls for indigenous autonomy across Mexico, the growing perception of a waning Mexican state has taken hold in both the local and the global imagination. This is especially so in parts of Mexico where levels of violence carried out with impunity and waves of social unrest are immediately felt. This presentation peers through this tensive social landscape and attends to a grassroots politics of culture with specific focus on the New Years Eve ritual huapango performance in the town of Xichu, Guanajuato. The poetics the emerge in this space, it is argued, animate stories and affective desires of connection and recognition that grow sharply political in relation to the present fraught political context in which its audience and practitioners are positioned. 


Marta Ayala

Date posted

Aug 13, 2018

Date updated

Aug 13, 2018