Re: QUERY: Readings on Guadalajara

Hi Sam,

I'm not sure if you're just looking for quick reads like articles/book chapters, but as a social/cultural historian I like Rafael Torres Sánchez, Revolución y vida cotidiana: Guadalajara, 1914-1934.

Perhaps overly specific for your needs, but I also like: María Teresa Fernández Aceves, “Guadalajaran Women and the Construction of National Identity,” in The Eagle and the Virgin: Nation and Cultural Revolution in Mexico, 1920-1940, ed. Mary Kay Vaughan and Stephen E. Lewis, 297-313.


QUERY: Readings on Guadalajara

Dear Colleagues,

Do any of you have recommended books, articles, documentaries, etc., about Guadalajara. I am headed to Guadalajara from the first time this spring, for LASA, and I'd like to get some historical background. Any topic, any period, Spanish or English: anything you think would make a visit to Guadalajara more rewarding. I'm not thinking of suggestions of what to see/so or where to go/not go, but of a historical reading list with maybe some current events.

Re: Current Affairs Discourse (CAD): ‘The Christchurch Massacre’

Māori's ceremonial Haka as a response to the Christchurch Massacre echoes parallel ceremonial art traditions elsewhere in the world that have been used to critique and inform the public about current affairs. For instance, Chākkyār Koothu of Kerala, India is an art form that had its birth in the royal court, primarily as a form of jest. These royal jesters, called Chākkyār, used to point out defects in the royal administration and would also follow up on the corrective measures.

Current Affairs Discourse (CAD): ‘The Christchurch Massacre’

The H-Celebration network is deeply saddened by these tragic events and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends in their time of sorrow and loss.


We would like to hear your views on the Haka performance as a response to and in the aftermath of the tragic ‘Christchurch Massacre.’ You can start a scholarly discussion, write a report, personal scholarly narrative or a review. Please note that all writing must inform celebration, festivals, leisure, or some aspect of customary ceremonies, ritual experiences and celebrations. 


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