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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This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. Limnitz, an anthropologist, examines the history of death and death imagery in Mexico.
Nov 12, Kristina marked it as to-read. Not only does it ignore gender and placement in theological realms but it really just zooms past Well over all it was a good book. The elevation of Mexican intimacy with death to the center of national identity is but a moment within that history — within a history in which the key institutions of society are built around the claims of the fallen.
Death and the Idea of Mexico by Claudio Lomnitz. No trivia or quizzes yet. La Maya rated it it was amazing Aug 17, 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.
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Caragh rated it really liked it Apr 28, Ngoc Nguyen rated it really liked it Nov 26, Intimidating as the subject matter might be at least to Americans– who tend to shy away from death, if not deny it altogetherthis book is never inscrutable and Lomnitz carefully lays out how death and Mexico coexist as concepts and reality.
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 Idfa and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of mxeico in a nation that has made death its tutelary sign.
Lomnitz examines ideas about Purgatory, lomnihz burial practices, the fight between Aztec and Spanish funerary traditions, the rise of Day of ,omnitz 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.
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Death and Idea of Mexico focuses on the dialectical relationship between dying, killing, and the administration of death, and the very formation of the colonial state, of a rich and variegated popular culture, and of the Mexican nation itself. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session.
Nov 26, David Groves rated it liked it. 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 a country whose fearless acquaintance with death shapes the very terms of its social compact.
Sammy Iam rated it really liked it May 08, 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.
The book concludes with a short analysis on the appeal of the curious cult of Santa Muerte. Over all though, I thought the history of Day of the Dead and the Mexican views on death were fascinating. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unlike contemporary Europeans and Americans, whose denial of death permeates their cultures, the Mexican people display and cultivate a jovial familiarity with death. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name.
In this way, Santa Muerte aids other saints, but does not get upset.
The worst offender in this part of Lomnitz’s book however was the part in which he claimed that Santa Muerte was a monotheistic practice, in which Santa Muerte would not allow any other devotion but to her. Dec 01, Sean Mccarrey rated it llomnitz liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.
Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Chris rated it really liked it Apr 30, Not only does it ignore gender and placement in theological realms but it really just zooms past the giant Virgin de Guadelupe devotion that has contributed so much imagery to Santa Muerte In fact, the entire book Lomnitz did not address devotionals or the Virgin.
I feel as though this is shoddy workmanship no matter when he wrote this.
He begins by disregarding assumptions as to why death imagery is so unique to Mexico. Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in olmnitz nation that has made death its tutelary sign.
A activation email has been sent to you. Then Lomnitz ignores Santa Muerte’s role as a broker of romance and claims that She has been celebrated mostly by drug lords. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. Gary rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Now, to give Lomnitz some credit, this book was written when Santa Muerte was hardly known, but I do have to say that almost everything he wrote about Santa Muerte is flat out wrong.
Melissa Burat rated it really liked it Feb 26, Paperbackpages. But I have to get one thing off my chest before I continue.
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I think this book could have easily have been several times longer, and still not run out of fascinating stuff to say.