What ‘Difference’ Does a Camera Make? Crime, Youth, and Representation in Mid-Century Mexico City

@article{Orisich2018WhatD,
  title={What ‘Difference’ Does a Camera Make? Crime, Youth, and Representation in Mid-Century Mexico City},
  author={Shari Orisich},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={27},
  pages={231 - 251}
}
  • Shari Orisich
  • Published 2018
  • Art
  • Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
This article examines the discourse on juvenile crime in mid-century Mexico City through an analysis of visual culture namely the nota roja genre of sensationalist press, and the role photography played in ‘capturing’ delinquency. Placing visual technologies like photography as more active players in nation-building, the article traces the social role of photography in shaping moral panics and public perceptions of crime. Not breaking entirely from its Porfirian past, I observe how elites and… Expand

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