This talk presents a theoretical overview of various situations – particularly their political, aesthetic, and media dimensions – that arose in the production of a book about the history of anarchism and punk rock during Peru’s war with the Maoist-inspired armed group known as the Shining Path. Specifically, Greene is interested in how recounting the role of “underground rock” musicians and artists during the war – and from within the aesthetics of punk media – complicates the dominant narratives that describe Peru’s period of political violence and those that drive the story of globalization. The talk will draw from both primary examples from the historical period in question and contemporary ones that emerged from the book project.

Thurs., Sept. 17, 2015
MIT campus, 4-231

SHANE GREENE is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington; Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and Faculty Associate at the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) at IU.

Co-sponsored with CMS Colloquium series