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Fire in the plaça : Catalan festival politics after Franco

Author: Dorothy Noyes
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003.
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"This impressive contribution to the anthropology of Europe is the first full-length study in English of the Patum, a Corpus Christi fire festival unique to the town of Berga, in the foothills of the  Read more...

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Noyes, Dorothy.
Fire in the plaça.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606990913
Online version:
Noyes, Dorothy.
Fire in the plaça.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2003
(OCoLC)631683837
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Noyes
ISBN: 0812237293 9780812237290 0812218493 9780812218497
OCLC Number: 52152627
Awards: Winner of Fellows of the American Folklore Society Book Prize 2005.
Description: x, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: Representing the festival --
Between representation and presence: the onlooker problem --
The Patum and the body politic --
II: Personification and incorporation --
The gaze and the touch: personhood and belonging in everyday life --
The Patum effigies: attitudes personified --
The techniques of incorporation --
III: Under Franco: the Oedipal Patum --
Return to the womb --
The eye of the father --
The new generation --
IV: The mass and the outside: "The Patum will be ours no longer" == Consumption and the limits of metaphor --
Reproduction and reduction --
The Patum in Spain and the world.
Other Titles: Catalan festival politics after Franco
Responsibility: Dorothy Noyes.
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