"Ayotzinapa and the Criminalization of Racialized Poverty in La Montaña, Guerrero, Mexico"

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state formation, racialization, indigenous people, violence, criminalization

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This article situates the dramatic case of the forced disappearance of forty-three peasant and indigenous students from the teachers college, Ayotzinapa, in the city of Iguala, in Guerrero, on September 26, 2014, in a broader context of state violence in Mexico.What are the forces
that operate to classify indigenous and peasant lives as waste, hence rendering permisible such atrocities? The article draws on ethnographic evidence collected over six years in
La Montaña, Guerrero, Mexico. It points to the racialized spatial forms of governance that articulate state security punitive measures, to neoliberal antipoverty programs, and to
the social imaginaries that represent indigenous regions as inherently backward, violent, and ingrained with cultural deficiencies. Drawing from Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s definition
of racism, this article argues that the effects of these racialized geographies engender the conditions for the permissibility of state-sanctioned death.

Referencia bibliográfica

Mora, Mariana. (2017). "Ayotzinapa and the Criminalization of Racialized Poverty in La Montaña, Guerrero, Mexico", en PoLAR, May 2017, tomado de: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/plar.12208/full, pp.: 67-85.

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Mariana Mora, “"Ayotzinapa and the Criminalization of Racialized Poverty in La Montaña, Guerrero, Mexico",” Red INTEGRA, consulta 17 de julio de 2018, http://biblioteca.redintegra.org/items/show/373.