Ayotzinapa and Mexico`s Crisis of Representation



Ayotzinapa and Mexico`s Crisis of Representation
The UCLA Center for Mexican Studies & the UCLA Department of History present:
Ayotzinapa and Mexico's Crisis of Representation
Featuring: Claudio Lomnitz
Fri, April 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
History Conference Room
Bunche Hall 6265
Claudio Lomnitz’s intervention is based on routine engagement with the Mexican press. Lomnitz’s
comments turn on the ways in which the massacre of 43 students from Ayotzinapa’s normal school
has laid bare a deep disjuncture between society and its political, media and even academic representation. Last year’s killings at Iguala became a focal point of a crisis of representation that was
long in the making, and that has multiple factors behind it. His paper explores the nature of this disjuncture, and discusses the connection between select aspects of the event and Mexico’s crisis of
Claudio Lomnitz' work includes: The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón, Zone Books, 2014;
(with Friedrich Katz) El porfiriato y la revolución en la historia de México, Mexico City: ERA, 2011;
Death and the Idea of Mexico, Zone Books, 2005; Deep Mexico, Silent Mexico: An Anthropology of
Nationalism, University of Minnesota Press, 2001. He is professor of anthropology at Columbia University.
Free and Open to the Public