Another course in cultural studies: representations of Mexico and Mexicanness

This course is needed since Mexico has such a distorted and poor image, but apart from that there is so much material. We could look at Mexican and foreign theories. We could examine calaveras and decipher the china poblana. We could read Monsiváis and much more.

This would also be a good course for study abroad. I could teach it in the spring and then in Mexico run a free-standing fieldwork lab for it.

The fact, however, is that new courses (and new programs) are as bad as new conference papers — if they are not about research you have already done, they should not be undertaken.

Axé.

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2 responses to “Another course in cultural studies: representations of Mexico and Mexicanness

  1. hattie

    Finally going to Mexico in March/April: San Miguel and maybe Mexico City.

  2. Z

    Good for you! Talk to me about the D.F. which I am going to try to sell you but if you are based in SM you should also go to Guanajuato, Querétaro, and Dolores Hidalgo http://www.dolores-hidalgo.com/ which is right next to San Miguel Allende and is very important historically. There are vineyards, too. In Querétaro zone, I want to see these missions because they are related to the Santa Barbara Mission: http://www.queretaro.travel/contenido.aspx?q=7Pj9zGxNoTYVYRKq1W0XBI2aO2lTTQNF

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