‘Our Culture’s Not for Sale!’:Music and the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca in Mexico

Marsh, Hazel (2020) ‘Our Culture’s Not for Sale!’:Music and the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca in Mexico. Bulletin of Latin American Research. ISSN 0261-3050

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Abstract

The Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO), a social movement that emerged in June 2006, was a response to severe government repression of a teachers' strike in Oaxaca, Mexico. This article focuses on the movement participants' involvement with music, and the innovative ways in which songs associated with APPO were shared and circulated during the conflict. APPO's engagement with musical activities created spaces in which the political significance of regional culture was reinterpreted and re-signified. APPO, despite failing in its primary political objectives, thus generated new ways of relating to the performance, representation, politics and consumption of musical traditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: popular music,politics,culture,social movements,oaxaca,mexico,geography, planning and development,development ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 00:14
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75248
DOI: 10.1111/blar.13134

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