Martín Zícari

Brussels-Buenos Aires

Writer and researcher

fiction, poetry, research

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Martín Zícari

Brussels-Buenos Aires

Writer and researcher

fiction, poetry, research

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Twitter as a memory: Ayotzinapa and the Memory of Tlatelolco in Mexico

This article examines how the link between two tragic events of Mexican history (the 2014 Ayotzinapa case and the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre) has been represented and performed on Twitter, pursuing two interlinked objectives. The first goal is to explore the memorialization of the Tlatelolco massacre in relation to the Ayotzinapa case within a corpus of 16 706 tweets, showing how this memorialization has brought about a re-temporalization of the history of violent acts committed by the State in Mexico. The second goal is to examine the role of Twitter as a mnemonic medium, considering it from both an ecological media perspective and an interdisciplinary research line that delves into interpenetrations between media studies and memory studies.

Co-authored with: Sophie Dufays, Silvana Mandolessi and Bruno Cardoso

Language: English

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2021 / History & Memory Journal, USA.