Death and the Idea of Mexico has 34 ratings and 7 reviews. Sean said: Well over all it was a good book. But I have to get one thing off my chest before I. La idea de la muerte en México (Antropologia) (Spanish Edition) Claudio Lomnitz. Esta obra es la primera historia social, cultural y política de la muerte en una. Idea de La Muerte En Mexico (Mexican Art and Culture) by Claudio Lomnitz at – ISBN X – ISBN – Fondo de .
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He begins by disregarding assumptions as to why death imagery is so unique to Mexico. But I have to get one thing off my chest before I continue.
In this way, Santa Muerte aids other saints, but does not get upset. No trivia or quizzes yet. Fortunately, Santa Muerte was not the whole book, but it did make me question it. Lomnitz evinces a dense academic style that at times refuses to become clear after five or six readings, and I lament that any writer must make the choice of obfuscation over clarity. Return to Book Page.
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Examining the history of death and of the death sign from sixteenth-century holocaust to contemporary Mexican-American identity politics, anthropologist Claudio Lomnitz’s innovative study marks a turning point in understanding Mexico Death and the Idea d Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in a nation that has made death its tutelary sign.
Jared rated it it was amazing Mar 03, This intimacy with death has become the cornerstone of Mexico’s national identity. Meghan Ellis rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all emxico browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. If you’ve ever seen a Santa Muerte shrine, you’ll most likely notice a number of other deities around Santa Muerte. Caragh rated it really liked it Apr 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Nov 12, Kristina marked it as to-read.
I also look askance on the obligation that academics have to slice a subject so thinly that it sometimes becomes a roast beef sandwich of insignificance.
Based on a stunning range of sources — from missionary testimonies to newspaper cartoons, from masterpieces of artistic vanguards to accounts of public executions and political assassinations — Death and the Idea of Mexico moves beyond the limited methodology of traditional historiographies of death to probe the depths of a people and claudo country whose fearless acquaintance pa death shapes the very terms of its social compact.
Ngoc Nguyen rated it really liked it Nov 26, In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Gary rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Refresh and try again. The idea that Santa Muerte comes out of Ray Pascal is just bizarre. Lomnitz’ dense research and masterful writing ensure that scholars and other readers will refer to its ideas on the subject for years to come. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
There is a strong and visible history of the Red devotional candle being used for these sorts of issues and to harp on the drug aspect of Santa Muerte is basically to give into media hype.
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Nezka rated it liked it Aug 01, La Maya rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Examining the history of death and of the death sign from sixteenth-century holocaust to contemporary Mexican-American identity politics, anthropologist Claudio Lomnitz’s innovative study marks a turning point in understanding Mexico’s rich and unique use of death imagery.
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Dec 12, Dave-O rated it really liked it Shelves: A activation email has been sent to you. Lomnitz examines ideas about Purgatory, evolving burial practices, the fight between Aztec and Spanish funerary traditions, the rise of Day of the Dead, the merging of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day into something that became Day of the Dead, the historical details of this holiday, the treatment of saints’ relics, and much more.
Paperbackpages. Then Lomnitz ignores Santa Muerte’s role as a broker of romance and claims that She has been celebrated mostly by drug lords. To ask other readers questions about Death and the Clakdio of Mexicoplease sign up.