Authenticity as a Western Anthropological Obsession

Rodolfo F. Acuña on the performance Artivism of Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

[Chicana/o-mexicana/o peoples – who are comprised of a diverse ethnic mosaic with more than 62 linguistic groups – are indeed indigenous, even if they are also experiencing multiple shifting and hybrid subjectivities; perhaps, especially so.

This is what I take from the interpretation offered by Rudy: Our identities are cages used by the state of exception to flag and target us. Our multiple shifting subjectivity is our escape from that cage and the gaze. When we can figure out how to remain undiscovered, we will have arrived at our version of the end of identity politics.]

Read the full article here: GRACIAS A LA VIDA! | MEXMIGRATION blog



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