Cultural Producers and Social Change in Latin America by Felipe Cala Buendía

By Felipe Cala Buendía

In Argentina, Colombia, and Peru, there was an out-pouring of popular-performative actions that experience requested electorate to pose questions on the social order and in regards to the thoughts of contemporary atrocities. Cala Buendía appears to be like at ways that cultural manufacturers tailored or constructed recommendations as assets for social actors to exploit for switch.

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47 Furthermore, and placing domestic violence—namely against women and children—at the core of the production of a culture of violence, the first Mockus administration implemented what arguably became one of its most creative initiatives: the two jornadas de vacunación contra la violencia (vaccination campaigns against violence), which took place in 1996. More than a prevention strategy against domestic violence, this initiative was intended to sensitize the citizenry about this issue and, most importantly, its role in the reproduction of violence in general.

What he did was to translate these academic reflections to the administrative praxis. He turned cabinet meetings into lectures, and forced us to constantly reflect upon the different issues. It was not uncommon for Mockus to discuss different topics from a theoretical perspective, and also to assign reading materials for the next session. 26 In the explanatory memorandum presented to the City Council as part of the process of approval of his first administration’s development plan—which in the end, and due to the reluctance of this 28 ● Cultural Producers and Social Change organism, had to be issued by mayoral decree—Mockus explained his vision for the future Bogotá: Norms and regulations will be more widely shared, as the majority feels and understands the benefits that the city provides in exchange for the duties it demands.

For violence was also manifest in the more everyday experience of unruly driving amidst chaotic traffic, whether under the influence of alcohol or not. 52 Cultura ciudadana included a set of institutional and legal reforms—such as the dissolution of a corrupt traffic police force, and the reform of traffic laws—and a series of artful and creative interventions to promote cautious driving and legal compliance among both drivers and pedestrians. This was the case of the so-called tarjetas ciudadanas (civility cards), reminiscent of the penalty cards used by soccer referees to reprimand players who commit a foul.

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