Category Archives: 1968

Conferences and events on legacies of 1968

This coming year, 2018 will be an opportunity to mark the fiftieth anniversary of 1968. On the thirtieth anniversary, Immanuel Wallerstein sought to coordinate the disparate events of that year into an identifiable “single revolution.” On the fortieth anniversary, others, … Continue reading

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Mexican Transitions: Tlatelolco, stories of progress, and becoming adult in Mexico City

The program for the 2017 Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers meeting in New Orleans is now available online. I will present a paper I’m developing from out of my work in Mexico City (abstract below). Mexican Transitions: Tlatelolco, stories of … Continue reading

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In Mexico City for demos around the disappeared (#Ayotzi43) and 1968

I fly to Mexico City after teaching Cultural Geography tomorrow. I will participate in and document the demonstrations on September 26 and October 2. The first demonstration, on Saturday (flyer above), is for the 43 student teachers disappeared one year … Continue reading

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Cuentos Patrióticos (1997), Francis Alÿs

I am writing about Mexico City artist Francis Alÿs’ 1997 performance Cuentos Patrióticos as part of my contribution for the edited collection Protest Camping and Social Movements: an international perspective (a follow up to Protest Camps, this collection edited by … Continue reading

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Before 68: The Left, activism & social movements in the long 1960s

Relevant to my book project, which examines post-68 politics and what the organizers of this conference would identify as the “mythologization” of the year, this Call for Papers: *** CFP: Before 68: The Left, activism & social movements in the … Continue reading

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