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

Autore: Stanley H Brandes
Editore: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Stanley H Brandes
ISBN: 1405152478 1405152486 9781405152471 9781405152488
Numero OCLC: 64208213
Note: Subtitle from cover.
Descrizione: xi, 217 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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, which  Per saperne di più…

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