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Posts under tag: narco-narratives

April 29, 2016

Spring Film Series. Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de estado

May 4th, 2016 5:00 p.m. Straub 156

Film Viewing: Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de estado

Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a Crime of State is the story of the forced disappearance of 43 student teachers, which exposes the criminal complicity between the police and military authorities, and the political and economic elite of Mexico. TRT 101 minutes.

October 30, 2012

Holguín Mendoza on Narco-narratives and emergent Mexican masculinities

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics Claudia Holguín Mendoza published an essay titled “Dining with the Devil: Identity Formations in Juarez, Mexico.” Holguín Mendoza´s essay appears in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Volume 18, Issue 5, 2011. Link:

Prof. Holguín Mendoza’s  article analyzes popular narratives surrounding the theme of drug lords in the Mexican border city of Juarez and their multifaceted social, ideological, and material effects. This analysis takes into consideration the historical context of eruptions of violence that Juarez has endured in the last few years. Complex formations of the Mexican identity are now being reformulated in hierarchical, gendered, and racialized identities. However, violence in Juarez must not be interpreted as upsurges outside the control of the state, but rather as byproducts of conflict within it.

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