Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues) and Politics of Rehearsal
September 28 – December 14, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008, 2:00 pm
?Somos Piratas y Qu? Survival and Resistance on the Streets of Mexico City
John C. Cross
Location: The Renaissance Society
Cross is a sociologist and expert on the informal economy, Mexico City?s in particular. His oft-cited, 1998 book Informal Politics: Street Vendors and the State in Mexico City, is used by any number of disciplines including economics, urban studies, and political science. His recent work ?Somos Piratas y Qu?? Globalization and Local Resistance, The Case of Cultural Piracy in Mexico examines the global campaign against ?piracy??the theft of intellectual property rights?as it relates to NAFTA and other multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, with the results being a popular backlash against globalization itself.
This event will take place in Cobb Hall, Room 409