Forced Disappearance as a Collective Cultural Trauma in the Ayotzinapa Movement

Tipo: articulo

Año: 2020

Autor: Tommaso Gravante

Resumen: The disappearance of 43 students of the teachers' training college at Ayotzinapa in 2014 has inspired a broad social movement. Ethnographic work and interviews conducted at several of the demonstrations to show solidarity with the parents of the students reveal that their forced disappearance has been framed by participants as a collective cultural trauma. The politicization of this trauma has led to a change in the relationship between citizens and public institutions and produced a new social narrative.


DOI: 10.1177/0094582X20951773


Laboratorio Interinstitucional del Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales  y del Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades
de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales