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The Mask: Being Another

Adrià Pujol Cruells

Festivity and Power


The anthropologist and writer Adrià Pujol Cruells talks about Carnival as a space for collective imagination and self-reflection.

In studies such as Entre el poder i la màscara (Temes d'etnologia de Catalunya, 2008) or Ciudad, fiesta y poder (LiminaR, 2006), Pujol has reflected on popular festivals as a primordial tool of expression and social action. The festival gathers energies and offers society the opportunity to put itself on stage, to become protagonist and spectator of a ritual with a transforming vocation. What forms of general sociability do popular celebrations have? Do they still retain their subversive capacity today?

Participants: Adrià Pujol Cruells

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