Identity Construction

Women and Politics in Latin America Nikki Craske Polity Press (Cambridge) 1999 pp 242

“How have women played protagonistic roles in – and engendered – politics in contemporary Latin America? What accounts for the rising presence of women in formal political institutions and practices and in so-called new social movements? What does women’s politicization of motherhood tell us about the gender dimensions of power in Latin American societies? To what extent can women affect change when organizing in their traditional roles as mothers, from their traditional positions in the gender division of labour?”

The Spam of the Earth: Withdrawal from Representation Hito Steyerl e-flux journal #32 February 2012

“Image spam is one of the many dark matters of the digital world; spam tries to avoid detection by filters by presenting its message as an image file. An inordinate amount of these images floats around the globe, desperately vying for human attention.”

Cultural Politics of Identity in Latin America Charles R. Hale Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol 26 (1997) pp 567-590

“When did the moment of identity politics arise? What accounts for the shift? How to characterize its contents? What conse-quences follow for the people involved?”

Remaking the Nation: Place, Identity and Politics in Latin America Sarah Radcliffe and Sallie Westwood. London: Routledge. 1996. 

“The existence of regions-and regional identities-is a topic of debate for international relations specialists. In Latin America-whether or not it exists as a region-even the existence of inclusive national identities can be questioned. Radcliffe and Westwood seek to identify the elements shaping the national ‘imagined community’ in some Latin American societies.They present what is largely a case-study of national identity in Ecuador, but their contribution, for example to the understanding of gendered nationalities, has wider application within the study of democratization in Latin America.”