“Surrogated Objects and Cultural Performances in Rosi’s Botánica”

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Glorya Kaufman Hall Venue - Phoenix Conference Room 160

Chew On This - Lecture Series

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Free and open to the public; seating is limited.


Dept. of World Arts & Cultures/Dance
(310) 825-3951

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Presented by Yvette Martinez-Vu

Among Latino communities in southern California, multiple botánicas offer immigrant populations ways to create and sustain support systems through object-centered syncretic practices.

Discussion will focus on the ways that glass candles sold in one botánica are continually surrogated to set in motion a series of performances that produce spaces of cultural and economic capital as well as communities of female solidarity and survival.

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