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Pablo Piccato on "Pistoleros as Authors: Some Reflections on History and Violence in Twentieth Century Mexico"

Criminal violence can be an analyzed as an intervention in the public sphere. This talk will propose a shift in the emphasis in historical research, from the police and penal institutions to crime and the ways it was discussed and represented. The famous pistolero of the mid twentieth century became a key reference in debates about impunity and corruption in post revolutionary Mexico. In practice, pistoleros reflected the new ways in which politics incorporated and regulated violence.

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 10/09/12 at 12:00 pm - 10/09/12 at 1:00 pm

Category: PLAS Lecture

Department: Program in Latin American Studies