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The City at Its LimitsTaboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima$
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Daniella Gandolfo

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226280974

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226280998.001.0001

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Second Diary

Second Diary

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(p.89) {FOUR} Second Diary
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The City at Its Limits
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226280998.003.0004

In this diary, the author reflects on Georges Bataille's ideas on animality from his Theory of Religion and how they are applicable to Lima. The negation of our animality, says Bataille, is at times so drastic that the rules concerning the basest aspects of our humanity are seldom the object of our attention, for the mere affirmation of the taboo is deemed or is experienced as a transgression. This transgression is evident in the street sweepers' protests in Lima, along with the tension they produced in the media between the compulsion to silence their public stripping and the compulsion to speak of it in order to explain it away as a “technique” of protest or as a government-backed staged performance for political gain. Roberto Mendieta, a professor at Universidad Católica, implied that the street sweepers' demonstrations were part of President Alberto Fujimori's filthy tricks against Lima Mayor Alberto Andrade.

Keywords:   Alberto Fujimori, Alberto Andrade, Lima, street sweepers, demonstrations, Georges Bataille, transgression, animality

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