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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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    "description": "<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 (, 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>", 
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        "affiliation": "Autonomous Metropolitan University, Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico", 
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