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Embodying Mexico : tourism, nationalism & performance

Author: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Currents in Latin American & Iberian music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the role of performance in tourist and nationalist contexts, Embodying Mexico analyzes the making of icons in 20th century Mexico, as local dance, music, and ritual practices are transformed into national and global spectacles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco
ISBN: 9780195340365 0195340361 9780199790814 0199790817
OCLC Number: 605011722
Description: x, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Setting the scene : many Mexicos. Beyond your expectations : twenty-first-century Mexico ; Discursive communities : performism, nationalism, and tourism --
Tracing ninety years of performism. Forging the nation : the postrevolutionary years ; Appropriation and incorporation : from island village to capital city ; Destination Lake Pátzcuaro : creating a tourist attraction with Night of the dead ; Authentic Mexican dances : the Palace of Fine Arts and across the border ; Films, visual images, and folklórico : belonging, difference, and bodies ; Experiencing Night of the dead : festivals, contests, and souvenirs ; Disseminating The old men : Mexico City, Europe, the world ; Keeping it local : reappropriation, migration, and the Zacán Festival --
Embodiment, photographs, and economics. In the body : indigenous corporeality, work, and interpretation ; Capturing bodies : postcards, advertising, and the World's Fair ; Celebrating and consuming bodies : economic and symbolic production --
Appendix 1. The dance of the old men : choreology and music --
Appendix 2. Interviews, personal communication, and institutional support --
Appendix 3. Governmental institutions and departments.
Series Title: Currents in Latin American & Iberian music.
Responsibility: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco.

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Exploring the role of performance in tourist and nationalist contexts, Embodying Mexico analyzes the making of icons in 20th century Mexico, as local dance, music, and ritual practices are transformed into national and global spectacles.

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This is a long but well-researched study and an important book, not so much because it is about dance per se - although there is ample footage on the accompanying website, which is a useful addition Read more...

 
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