Introduction The demographic and socioeconomic makeup of large industrial(izing) centers in Europe were rapidly changing during late 19th, early 20th C. Population growth and rural-to-urban migration led to rising levels of crime, poverty, and epidemics. In Madrid, measures to control these issues were largely and consistently inefficient, partly due to the general mistrust in the… Read More

How does the body do the work of the archive? How does it transmit knowledge? Can it? Can it express an ontoepistemological order or sociopolitical reality? Firstly, I want to engage with texts that center the body as a repository of a given ontoepistemology, cultural memory, or as a mnemonic device, in the Performance Studies… Read More

Foucault’s Archive For F, all utterances happen within a system of what can and cannot be said: the archive is what differentially organizes these utterances within a constituting system, which, at the same time, is constituted by the utterances as they get categorized—archived—as unique events or statements (rather than… rather than not?). The archive doesn’t… Read More

Part of the texts in this list will help me frame Flamenco as an object of study in order to draw a conceptual sketch of what it may mean to be (of), and know (through) Flamenco’s decolonial possibilities. Flamenco: not just an aesthetic, not just a musical modality, but also a sociopolitical phenomenon that informs… Read More

Nation Cruces-Roldán, Cristina. “Bailes Boleros y Flamencos En Los Primeros Cortometrajes Mudos. Narrativas y Arquetipos Sobre «lo Español» En Los Albores Del Siglo XX.” Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, vol. 71, no. 2, Dec. 2016, pp. 441–65., Llano, Samuel. “Flamenco, Flamenquismo, and Social Control.” Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid,… Read More