Producing an other nation: Autogestión, Zapatismo and tradition in digital home Sdudios in Mexico City

Andrew Green

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Abstract

This article traces the discourses of “nation” and “tradition” that emerged in the home studio practices of pro-Zapatista activist musicians in the peripheries of the Mexico City metropolitan area. It examines the ways that these practices related to notions of “autogestión” and “autonomy” linked to the contemporary Zapatista movement, which, in turn, were connected to musicians’ freedoms to “preserve” what they perceived as their cultural “roots.” Although these activities ostensibly harked back to ahistorical “tradition,” this article situates them within Mexico’s turn towards neoliberal economic policy since the 1980s, and the attempted reconfiguration of nationalism towards the private sphere that accompanied it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-372
Number of pages20
JournalPopular Music and Society
Volume41
Issue number4
Early online date6 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

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