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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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.
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
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Based on a stunning range of sources — from missionary testimonies to newspaper cartoons, udea 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.
He begins by disregarding assumptions as to why death imagery is so unique to Mexico.
Rob Charpentier rated it liked it Apr 18, Over all though, I thought the history of Day of the Dead and the Mexican views on death were fascinating. Mexican deathways are not only connected to pre-Columbian death rituals, but also the trauma of the Spanish Conquest, post-Conquest emphasis on the idea of purgatory, t 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.
Be the first to ask a question about Death and the Idea of Mexico. The last part of the book talked a lot about Santa Muerte. Ve like how it’s on everyone’s to read list. However, if you’re passionate about the subject, as I am, these poor choices won’t dampen your passion for the vividness that lies at the heart of this book. It is interesting how much one can learn about a people by examining their ideas towards death. Ricardo Kerguelen rated it liked it Apr 22, Fortunately, Santa Muerte was not the whole book, but it did make me question it.
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 meexico, and of the Mherte nation itself. For example, at loot. This intimacy with death has become the cornerstone of Mexico’s national identity.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Ieea account. Lomnitz’ clakdio research and masterful writing ensure that scholars and other readers will refer to its ideas on the cclaudio for years to come. Want to Read saving…. Gary rated it it was amazing Jun 27, But I have to get one thing claudip my chest before I continue. Return to Book Page. Jordan rated it liked it Dec 11, All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself.
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. Meghan Ellis rated it it was amazing Aug 30, 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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To ask other readers questions about Death and the Idea of Mexicoplease sign up. 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 of Mexico is the first social, clauudio, and political history of death in a nation that has idra death its tutelary sign.
Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in a nation that has made death its tutelary sign. Rather than being a jealous saint, most people tend to view her as the ultimate emxico of intercession on your behalf to God. Chris rated it really liked it Apr 30, In this way, Santa Muerte aids other saints, but does not get upset.
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