Producing an other nation: Autogestión, Zapatismo, and tradition in home studio music-making in Mexico City

Green, A. (2018) Producing an other nation: Autogestión, Zapatismo, and tradition in home studio music-making in Mexico City. Popular Music and Society, 41(4), pp. 353-372. (doi:10.1080/03007766.2017.1281022)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Green, Dr Andrew
Authors: Green, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Journal Name:Popular Music and Society
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0300-7766
ISSN (Online):1740-1712
Published Online:06 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Popular Music and Society 41(4): 353-372
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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