Representations of Violence in Testimonies of the Campesino Movement in Veracruz

  • Elissa Rashkin Universidad Veracruzana
Keywords agrarianism, campesinos, Veracruz, Liga de Comunidades Agrarias del Estado de Veracruz, Úrsulo Galván

Abstract

This article analyzes texts produced in and around the agrarian movement in Veracruz order to reflect on the impact of violence on the formation and transformation of campesino identities and the collective memory of this struggle, decisive in the history of the region. Beginning with accounts produced during the 1920s within the Liga de Comunidades Agrarias del Estado de Veracruz, the article examines a selection of participant testimonies as well as the literary interpretation presented in Francisco Salmerón’s 1960 Testimonios del Tecuán. It concludes with reflections on violence as a factor in the historical construction of the agrarista experience.

Author Biography

Elissa Rashkin, Universidad Veracruzana

Elissa Rashkin es investigadora de tiempo completo en el Centro de Estudios de la Cultura y la Comunicación de la Universidad Veracruzana. Es doctora en estudios de la comunicación y autora de los libros The Stridentist Movement in Mexico: The Avant-Garde and Cultural Change in the 1920s (2009) y Women Filmmakers in Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream (2001), además de artículos y capítulos sobre temas de cine, literatura e historia cultural mexicana e internacional. Actualmente trabaja sobre identidad y representación en el agrarismo veracruzano.

 

Published
2012-01-31
Section
Articles / Artículos