Date of Award
Master of Arts
This paper is a qualitative study of Movimiento Pacto por la Cultura , a group of cultural activists that operate in the hyper-violent reality of 21st century Ciudad Juárez. This work looks at Pacto as a case study to explore the possibilities of culture as a tool of activism in a particular time and place, exploring in the ways in which economic development policies, deficiencies in infrastructure, and rising violence both effect and can be affected by cultural processes. Through analysis of the group's original documents and qualitative interviews with organizational members, the paper documents both the successes of the organization in using culture to respond to the complex reality of Ciudad Juárez and the difficulties faced in sustaining positive action in the face of increasing violence, militarization and political instability.
Received from ProQuest
Doyle, Kerry, "Pacto por la Cultura: The Power and Possibility of Cultural Activism in Ciudad Juárez" (2011). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2474.