Edited By Eduardo González Castillo, Jorge Pantaleón and Nuria Carton de Grammont
The Aesthetics of Informality, Self-Management, Popular Culture, and Urban Imaginaries in Mexico City
NURIA CARTON DE GRAMMONT
“Urban desperation” and its archetypal image: the couple descending from a bus, with packages which include six children, and set forth to conquer the subverted Eden. In their village there is neither work nor water, the landowners impose starvation wages on their products, one child dies on them for lack of medical attention […] They arrive at the great city in search of family, friends, of the luck given by God.
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