Panel “Affect, Digital Culture and Transnational Memory in Latin America” at the XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association LASA 2018 / Latin American Studies in a Globalized World, Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 May 2018.
Affect, Digital Culture and Transnational Memory in Latin America
In the last decades the emergence of the “digital ecology” has marked a shift in cultural memory and solidarity campaigns. Not only does new media entail the surfacing of new (cyber) activisms and transnational alliances, but it also reconfigures key concepts of memory studies such as “archive” and lieux de mémoire. This panel addresses affective communities originated in the digital realm around hashtags such as #AyotzinapaSomosTodos and #NiUnaMenos. It will ask how radically different digitally mediated memories are from analogue-based ones and to what extent these hashtags challenge political agendas beyond the initial conversations that they spark in the web.
Session Organizer: Jordana Blejmar, University of Liverpool
Chair: Emma Fabiola Navarro, KU Leuven
Discussant: Joanna E Page, University of Cambridge
#womenstrike2017: Emancipation, Affect and History: Cecilia Macon, University of Buenos Aires
Post-Truth, Social Networks and Photography in the Search for the New Disappeared: Jordana Blejmar, University of Liverpool
Photography as Commemoration and Communion: the Affective Quality of the Digital Image: Silvana Mandolessi, KU Leuven
Identity and Anonymity in the Online / In Situ Protests Against Homicides in Mexico (2010-2012): Katia Olalde Rico, KU Leuven