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The Vulgarity of Democracy. Political Pornography, Masculinity, and Politics in Ecuador

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The Vulgarity of Democracy. Political Pornography, Masculinity, and Politics in Ecuador

U. de los Andes
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Autor: Xavier Andrade

Editorial: U. de los Andes

U. de los Andes

Año de Edición: 2019

2019

Idioma: Español

Formato: Libro Impreso

Número de páginas: 262

ISBN: 9789587748949

9789587748949
THE VULGARITY OF DEMOCRACY explores key aesthetics and affective aspects of democracy via a visual ethnographic exploration of political pornography and the public uses of machismo to construct agendas for popular redemption in Guayaquil, Ecuador, during the 1980s. This period was the beginning of a...
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THE VULGARITY OF DEMOCRACY explores key aesthetics and affective aspects of democracy via a visual ethnographic exploration of political pornography and the public uses of machismo to construct agendas for popular redemption in Guayaquil, Ecuador, during the 1980s. This period was the beginning of a highly conflictive social process resulting from the imposition of neoliberal policies. Its focus is on the life and work of Pancho Jaime (1946-1989), the most controversial and widely known rock promoter and independent journalist in Ecuador. Between 1984 and his assassination in 1989, Jaime\'s underground publications used in-depth investigation as well as gossip, pornographic cartoons, and obscene language to comment on democracy and the corruption of political elites. Jaime\'s strategy was to denounce the conduct of powerful figures in public office, and caricaturize their deformed bodies as indexes of their supposedly "deviant" sexuality. 
 
The cultural materials that compose this censored archive are studied as part of a politics of masculinity historically linked to the hippy legacy, everyday life performances, and populist traditions. Following contemporary and comparative discussions on the political economy of images, and the materiality of image-objects, X. Andrade analyzes the production, circulation, and consumption of Pancho Jaime\'s political magazine s, audience responses to grotesque visual and aggressive textual discourses, and the effects of revealing public secrets about popular understandings of politics, Ethnographic findings are discussed in relation to concepts of vulgarity, defacement, the performance of masculinity in the public sphere, intimacy, and carnivalesque inversions of power. Going beyond plain understandings of "the popular," this is a critical contribution to current debates on the anthropology of the media, visual economies, fake news, populism, machismo, and the sociallife of images in contemporary societies. 
 
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Editor / MarcaU. de los Andes
Editor
Año de Edición2019
Número de Páginas262
Idioma(s)Español
TerminadoTapa Rústica
Alto y ancho17 x 24 cm
Peso0.3800
Tipo Productolibro
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Xavier Andrade

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Table of Contents 

List of Images 

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

From "Political Culture" to the Vulgarity 
of Democracy in Ecuador 
"Culture" and Politics  
"Political Culture" and Cultural Producers
Popular Intellectuals and Political Pornography 
Ethnography and Fieldwork 
Organization of the Book 
 
Part One 

History and Cultural Materials 

Chapter One
 
On Regionalism and "Political Culture" in Ecuador 
Regional Elites and Poli tic al Power 
The Populist Phenomenon in Ecuador  
A Critique of the Concept of "Political Culture" 
Machismo and Populism 

Chapter Two 

Pancho Jaime and His Gonzo Journalism
La Mamá del Rock  
The Lord's Word  
The Magazines: Censura and Comentarios de Pancho Jaime  
Writing in a Populist Tradition
 

Part Two 

Texts and Images 

Chapter Three 

Seeing Politics 
The Reactions of Journalists 
Women Seeing Politics 
The Offensive Effect 

Chapter Four 

On Political Pornography, Cartoons, 
and Defacement  
Polítical Pomography 
Cartoons and the Visual Representations of Power  
Defacement and Public Secrecy 
Public Secrecy

Part Three 

Machismo and Everyday Life 

Chapter Five 

On Carnivalesque and Everyday Life
Constructing Carnivalesque  
Machismo at the Street Corner  
Debunking Machismo 

Chapter Six 

Masculinity and Politics in Ecuador: 
Stereotypes and Public Uses
Patriarchal Balls 
Prosthetic Maleness
Perverted Oligarchs

Conclusions 

On the Vulgarity of Democracy  
Public Intimacy in Guayaquil 
Scandals, Scoundrels, Anthropology 
 
Bibliography 

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