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Journeys To Others And Lessons Of Self: Carlos Castaneda In Camposcape, Ageeth Sluis Apr 2014

Journeys To Others And Lessons Of Self: Carlos Castaneda In Camposcape, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

Drawing on Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, this article examines the importance of place and gender within constructions of race politics in Carlos Castaneda’s series on shamanism. Championing a “separate reality” predicated on an indigenous worldview, Castaneda’s lessons invited transnational middle-class youth to "journey" alongside him to camposcape—an anachronistic and idealized countryside—as a means to escape the bourgeois values of their homelands and find spiritual fulfillment in a timeless and "authentic" Mexico. Castaneda’s work proposed new viable spaces of difference in Mexico, yet inscribed these spaces with a masculinist discourse that served to neutralize ...


Projecting Pornography And Mapping Modernity In Mexico City, Ageeth Sluis Apr 2014

Projecting Pornography And Mapping Modernity In Mexico City, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

Drawing on Elizabeth Grosz’s and Doreen Massey’s insights that place and gender are mutually constitutive, this article examines the articulation among the embodied city, sexual desire, and changing gender norms in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. At this time, a newly governing revolutionary elite sought to reinvigorate and “civilize” Mexico City through a series of urban reforms and public works, partly in response to their concern over women in public as a social problem. By analyzing depictions of female nudity as conversant with urban landscapes in the banned magazine Vea, the author argues that pornography connected Mexico ...


Bataclanismo! Or, How Deco Bodies Transformed Postrevolutionary Mexico City, Ageeth Sluis Apr 2014

Bataclanismo! Or, How Deco Bodies Transformed Postrevolutionary Mexico City, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

In the spring of 1925, Santa Anita's Festival of Flowers seemed to follow its tranquil trend of previous years. The large displays of flowers, the selection of indias bonitas (as the contestants of beauty pageants organized in an attempt to stimulate indigenism were known) and the boat-rides on the Viga Canal, all communicated what residents of neighboring Mexico City had come to expect of the small pueblo in the Federal District since the Porfiriato: the respite of a peaceful pastoral, the link to a colorful past, and the promise that mexicanidad was alive and well in the campo. Unfortunately ...


Promis/Ciudad: Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Sexualizing Space, Ageeth Sluis Mar 2013

Promis/Ciudad: Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Sexualizing Space, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Indigenismo From Below? Carlos Castaneda, New Age Anthropology And Identity Politics, Ageeth Sluis Jan 2013

Indigenismo From Below? Carlos Castaneda, New Age Anthropology And Identity Politics, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

This paper explores the intersections between Carlos Castaneda’s work on shamanism, indigenismo, and larger changes within the field of anthropology from the 1960s to 1980s. Castaneda introduced a large readership to Mexico at a time when the Americas saw pronounced socio-political and cultural changes. Despite criticism by fellow anthropologists, Castaneda's bestselling books became instrumental in constructing new indigenous identities, a magical Mexico, and new directions in anthropology. This paper seeks to understand Castaneda within a larger historical context of the historical trajectories of indigenismo and changes in gender and race identity politics both in Mexico and the U ...


Projecting Pornography, Enacting (In)Equality, And Mexican Modernity, Ageeth Sluis Jul 2011

Projecting Pornography, Enacting (In)Equality, And Mexican Modernity, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

If pornography proves a problematic avenue within women’s bid for sexual liberation and equality today, how then has this historically been constructed? In an attempt to determine the role of pornography within articulations of women’s sexual (in)equality, I use a banned pornographic magazine published in 1930s Mexico as the starting point for a broader examination of the relationships between female sexual visibility and modernity, and sexual normativity and the state. Employing the Foucaultian methodology of genealogy, I trace popular representations of female sexuality as well as civic discourse on sexual prohibitions through space (from the USA and ...


Journeys To Self And Lessons Of Other: Carlos Castaneda, New Men, And The Politicization Of Indigenous Identity During The Cold War, Ageeth Sluis Dec 2009

Journeys To Self And Lessons Of Other: Carlos Castaneda, New Men, And The Politicization Of Indigenous Identity During The Cold War, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Journeys To Self And Lessons Of Other: Carlos Castaneda, Camposcape, Heteropia And Masculinity During The Age Of Sexual Revolution, Ageeth Sluis Jun 2009

Journeys To Self And Lessons Of Other: Carlos Castaneda, Camposcape, Heteropia And Masculinity During The Age Of Sexual Revolution, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Pornography, Female Spectacle And Modernity In Mexico City, 1915-1939, Ageeth Sluis Jun 2009

Pornography, Female Spectacle And Modernity In Mexico City, 1915-1939, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Bodies And Identities: Further Notes On Gendering The Mexican Revolution, Ageeth Sluis May 2008

Bodies And Identities: Further Notes On Gendering The Mexican Revolution, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Vea! Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis Sep 2007

Vea! Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Vea: Projecting Pornography In Mexico City, Transnational Bodies, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis Sep 2007

Vea: Projecting Pornography In Mexico City, Transnational Bodies, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

This paper examines the articulation between the embodied city and changing gender norms in the wake of the Mexican Revolution, when the new state sought to reinvigorate and civilize Mexico City through urban reforms and public works. An analysis of the pornographic magazine Vea shows how views of "public women" were crucial to larger debates on gender and urbanization in Mexico City during the 1920s and 1930s. In the context of post World War I, a new, global ideal of the New Woman emerged through which women claimed both political and social mobility. Moreover, this ideology was articulated through a ...


Journeys To Self And Lessons Of Other: Carlos Castaneda And The Construction Of An Indigenous Masculinity At The End Of The Mexican Miracle, Ageeth Sluis Feb 2006

Journeys To Self And Lessons Of Other: Carlos Castaneda And The Construction Of An Indigenous Masculinity At The End Of The Mexican Miracle, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


From Diva To Deco Body: Visual Culture And The Daily Performance Of Gender In Mexico City, 1915-1935, Ageeth Sluis Sep 2004

From Diva To Deco Body: Visual Culture And The Daily Performance Of Gender In Mexico City, 1915-1935, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Imagining La Capital: Photography And La Chica Moderna, Mexico City, 1933, Ageeth Sluis Feb 2003

Imagining La Capital: Photography And La Chica Moderna, Mexico City, 1933, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


The Marvelous Invention: The Construction Of Gender And Race In Postrevolutionary Mexican Radio, 1920-1940, Ageeth Sluis Feb 2001

The Marvelous Invention: The Construction Of Gender And Race In Postrevolutionary Mexican Radio, 1920-1940, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.