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Days of death, days of life : ritual in the popular culture of Oaxaca

Author: Kristin Norget
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kristin Norget explores the practice and meanings of death rituals in poor urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork in Oaxaca City, Norget provides vivid descriptions of the Day of the Dead and other popular religious practices. She analyzes how the rites and beliefs associated with death shape and reflect poor Oaxacans' values and social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Norget, Kristin.
Days of death, days of life.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005051850
(OCoLC)61115604
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Norget
ISBN: 9780231510141 0231510144
OCLC Number: 808126210
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : Death and life in Oaxaca --
pt. 1. Rites of popular life in Oaxaca --
1. Anthropology in a Mexican City --
2. Practicing popular religion in Oaxaca --
pt. 2. Rites of popular death in Oaxaca --
2. Living with death --
4. The drama of death --
pt. 3. Living the Day of the Dead --
5. Days of the Dead in Oaxaca --
6. Spectacular death and cultural change --
Epilogue : Life in death.
Responsibility: Kristin Norget.

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Explores the practice and meanings of death rituals in poor urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca. This book provides descriptions of the Day of the Dead and  Read more...

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[A] Masterful study... Highly recommended. Choice Norget's book should find a welcomed place on many of our shelves. -- Jeffrey H. Cohen Journal of Anthropological Research Will be useful to Read more...

 
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