Category Archives: 1968

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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Repelling the organization of memory in post-1968 Mexico City: memory work as minor politics

I’m in the early stages of writing a paper on ‘minor politics’ in post-1968 art and literature. The abstract for a relevant conference paper is cut-and-pasted below. Joe Gelach and Thomas Jellis recently notified that they accepted the paper as part … Continue reading

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