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The legend of Mu (in Spanish)

Dominguez Virgen, J. Carlos; Cabrera Amador, Raúl E.; López, Julio César


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3960228", 
  "language": "spa", 
  "title": "The legend of Mu (in Spanish)", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2020, 
        4, 
        26
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>This article presents&nbsp;a theatre work, including critical comments by two specialists. The author, who completed a PhD where he had examined the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects, decided that the language and communicational dynamics of theatre could provide a better chance to raise awareness and simultaneously contribute to the critique of development policies based on the construction of megaprojects. The piece adopts a satirical approach to explore how policy decisions of such scale are often taken and implemented, delivering a sarcastic analysis, grounded on a real case whose details were anonymized.&nbsp;The present work offers an example of the possibility of dialogue between academy, dramaturgy and scenic arts. It presents an analysis of the motivations that led to staging&nbsp;<em>La Leyenda de Mu</em>&nbsp;(The Legend of Mu), which has been played for several seasons in Mexico City and was presented on 5- 6 April 2017 at the&nbsp;Moli&eacute;re Theatre, San Jose, Costa Rica, during the&nbsp;VIII International Meeting of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network. The work offers a critique of technocracy and of the rational-administrative thinking that is invoked to justify the construction of so-called megaprojects, which have significant impacts on human populations and on the management of natural resources, including water.</p>\n\n<p>This publication belongs to the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Working Papers Series (http://waterlat.org/publications/working-papers-series/), Vol. 6, No 3.</p>\n\n<p>This issue was developed by members of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network&rsquo;s Thematic Area 7 (TA7), Art, Communication, Culture, and Education. This is the second issue of the TA7 Series.&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Dominguez Virgen, J. Carlos"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Cabrera Amador, Ra\u00fal E."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "L\u00f3pez, Julio C\u00e9sar"
    }
  ], 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "3960228"
}
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