Mexico in a Time of Fury

México en el tiempo de la rabia. Arte y literatura de la guerra, el dolor y la violencia (2006-2018)
Editors: Alejandro Zamora, Gustavo Ogarrio
Publisher: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
Cuernavaca, 2020

The six articles and introduction contained in this book explore two important aspects of contemporary Mexico: on one hand, they consider the art, literature, documentary films and narrative journalism produced during and in response to the so-called “war on organized crime” (2006-2018); and on the other, they analyze some of the historical and cultural conditions in which that “war” has occurred, and which, at the same time, have been generated by it.

Through this collection, México en el tiempo de la rabia seeks to explore the nature of this period in Mexico’s heterogeneous history; what to call it, how to represent it and capture its movement, its articulation and disarticulation; what defines this period, what represents it, what there is about it that we will simply not be able to grasp and what aspects of its interpretation should be left to future generations. Through an interdisciplinary approach bringing together literary and film criticism, philosophy, cultural studies, general history and art history, the authors tease out clues and answers to these questions in the fabric of Mexico’s production of symbols, and posit that production as a tool that is not only artistic but also social and political, as a means of imagining some of the solutions that could rescue Mexico from one of the most severe crises in its history.

México en el tiempo de la rabia can be downloaded from the UAEM Digital Bookstore.

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