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

Author: Stanley H Brandes
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

* 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  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley H Brandes
ISBN: 1405152478 1405152486 9781405152471 9781405152488
OCLC Number: 255092386
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 195 - 210.
Description: XI, 217 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: List of Figures and Plates. Acknowledgments. Part 1 Introduction. 1. The Day of the Dead, Problems and Paradoxes. Part 2 Historical Foundations. 2. The Sweetness of Death. 3. Skulls and Skeletons. Part 3 Contemporary Transformations. 4. Tourism and the State. 5. The Poetics of Death. 6. The Day of the Dead and Halloween. Part 4 North of the Border. 7. Teaching the Day of the Dead. 8. Creativity and Community. Part 5 Conclusion. 9. Mexican Views of Death. References. Index
Responsibility: Stanley Brandes.
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Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2007 "A cogent, attractively presented case study of a single festival in its diverse forms. It provides a lucid account of cultural change and Read more...

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