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Así No (Not Like This): Resisting Postpolitics on Mexico City’s Avenida Chapultepec

Ben Gerlofs, PLAS Postdoctoral Research Associate

February 6, 2019 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · 216 Aaron Burr

Program in Latin American Studies

Building on roughly ten months of ethnographic and archival research, this presentation examines successful resistance to a planned redevelopment project along Avenida Chapultepec, one of Mexico City’s historic boulevards.

This case illustrates the instantiation of a ‘postpolitical condition’ in Mexico City, a situation in which any opportunity for dissensus has been foreclosed and ironically replaced by a growing set of carefully managed participatory schemes and an ever-greater rhetorical commitment to democratization.

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