Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

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Date(s) - 10/09/18
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Norhtwestern Anthropology

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Northwestern University


Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

Northwestern University

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico

Anthropology Colloquium: Jason De Leon, UCLA

Since 2015 I have been involved in an analog photoethnographic project focused on documenting the daily lives of Honduran smugglers who profit from transporting undocumented migrants across Mexico. In this talk I discuss the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry and outline the complicated role that photography plays as a field method and data source in this violent, hyper-masculine, and ethically challenging ethnographic context.

Co-sponsored by the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities as part of the Security Dialogues.  Also co-sponsored by Latina & Latino Studies Program

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