The echo of Tlatelolco in contemporary Mexican protest poetry

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Carpenter, Victoria 2005. The echo of Tlatelolco in contemporary Mexican protest poetry. Bulletin of Latin American Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0261-3050.2005.00146.x
AuthorsCarpenter, Victoria
Abstract

The shooting of a student demonstration in La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City on 2 October 1968 has been the subject of many literary works, among which the Tlatelolco poetry addresses not only the event itself but also the aftermath of the massacre. Both approaches examine the relationship between the ‘yo’/‘nosotros’ and ‘ellos’ constructs, focusing on the ‘nosotros’ construct as the result of this interaction. The following analysis of this process is based on the theory of self and Other, especially René Girard's theory of the mimetics of violence and the process of scapegoating as a basis for the relationship between the individual and society within the context of a violent conflict.

KeywordsTlatelolco 1968; Mexican history; Mexican literature; Violence; Mimetic violence; Scapegoating; Self and other
Year2005
JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
ISSN0261-3050
1470-9856
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0261-3050.2005.00146.x
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/312263
hdl:10545/312263
Publication dates2005
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