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Skulls to the living, bread to the dead : [the day of the dead in Mexico and beyond]

Autor: Stanley H Brandes
Verlag: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead poses a serious challenge to the widespread stereotype of the morbid Mexican, unafraid of death, and obsessed with dying. In fact, the Day of the Dead, as shown here, is a powerful affirmation of life and creativity. Beautifully illustrated, this book is essential for anyone interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore as well as contemporary globalization and identity  Weiterlesen…
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Medienart: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Stanley H Brandes
ISBN: 1405152478 1405152486 9781405152471 9781405152488
OCLC-Nummer: 64208213
Anmerkungen: Subtitle from cover.
Beschreibung: xi, 217 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Inhalt: List of figures and plates --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. Introduction --
1. The day of the dead, problems and paradoxes --
pt. 2. Historical foundations --
2. The sweetness of death --
3. Skulls and skeletons --
pt. 3. Contemporary transformations --
4. Tourism and the state --
5. The poetics of death --
6. The Day of the Dead and Halloween --
pt. 4. North of the border --
7. Teaching the Day of the Dead --
8. Creativity and community --
pt. 5. Conclusion --
9. Mexican views of death --
References --
Index.
Verfasserangabe: Stanley Brandes.
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A fascinating look at the Day of the Dead - Mexico s version of All Souls Day - when Mexicans clean, decorate, and maintain vigil over relatives graves. Dispels myths about the rituals,  Weiterlesen…

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