Death and the Idea of Mexico has 34 ratings and 7 reviews. Sean said: Well over all it was a good book. But I have to get one thing off my chest before I. La idea de la muerte en México (Antropologia) (Spanish Edition) Claudio Lomnitz. Esta obra es la primera historia social, cultural y política de la muerte en una. Idea de La Muerte En Mexico (Mexican Art and Culture) by Claudio Lomnitz at – ISBN X – ISBN – Fondo de .
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We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. This seems not like the work of an inexperienced claudoi with some half-baked ideas formed as a 9-year-old, but instead, the life’s work of an academic who has examined the subject for decades and gives us the benefit of his well-earned authority.
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Jason Williams rated it it was amazing Apr 21, I also look askance on the obligation that academics have to slice a subject so thinly that it sometimes becomes a roast beef sandwich of insignificance.
Emilia rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Lomnitz examines ideas about Purgatory, evolving burial practices, the fight between Aztec and Spanish funerary traditions, the rise of Day of the Dead, the merging of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day into something that became Day of the Dead, the historical details of this holiday, the treatment of saints’ relics, and much more.
Scott rated it it was amazing Apr 01, But I have to get one thing off my chest before I continue. That is because She is fine with praying to whoever works, that’s why She’s so beloved, because She pragmatic. Return to Book Page. I think this book could have easily have been several times longer, and still not run out of fascinating stuff to say.
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Jared rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Examining the history of death and of the death sign from sixteenth-century holocaust to contemporary Mexican-American identity politics, anthropologist Claudio Lomnitz’s innovative study marks a turning point in understanding Mexico’s rich and unique use of death imagery.
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Meghan Ellis rated it it was amazing Aug 30, In this way, Santa Muerte aids other saints, but does not get upset. Mexican deathways are not only connected to pre-Columbian death rituals, but also the trauma of the Spanish Conquest, post-Conquest emphasis on the idea of purgatory, t Intimidating as the subject matter might be at least to Americans– who tend to shy away from death, if not deny it altogetherthis book is never inscrutable and Lomnitz carefully lays out how death and Mexico coexist as concepts and reality.
I beg to differ with another reviewer, who said that this book is never inscrutable. Gary rated it it was amazing Jun 27, The jury is still out on what it thinks of it.
Rather than being a jealous saint, most people tend to view her as the ultimate form of intercession on your behalf to God. Lists with This Book.
Lomnitz’ dense research and masterful writing ensure that scholars and other readers will refer to its ideas on the subject for years to come. Not only does it ignore gender and placement in theological realms but it really just zooms past the giant Virgin de Guadelupe devotion that has contributed so much imagery to Santa Muerte In fact, the entire claudoo Lomnitz did not address devotionals or the Virgin.
Lomnitz examines ideas about Purgatory, evolving burial practices, the fight between Aztec and Spanish funerary traditions, the rise of Day of the Dead, the merging of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day into something that became Day of the Dead, the historical details of this holiday This tome plows a route straight through Mexico’s history, using the pretext of talking about their ideas about death.
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Fred rated it liked it Mar 03, Unlike contemporary Europeans and Americans, whose denial of death permeates their cultures, the Mexican people display and cultivate a jovial familiarity with death. Melissa Burat rated it really liked it Feb 26, Lomnitz evinces a dense academic style that at times refuses to become clear after five or six readings, and I lament that any writer must make the choice of obfuscation over clarity.
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idda Intimidating as the subject matter might be at least to Americans– who tend to shy away from death, if not deny it altogetherthis book is never inscrutable and Lomnitz carefully lays out how death and Mexico coexist as concepts and reality. Over all though, I thought muefte history of Day of the Dead and the Mexican views on death were fascinating. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Well over lomnotz it was a good book. I like how it’s on everyone’s to read list. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Nov 12, Kristina marked it as to-read. For example, at loot. Books by Claudio Lomnitz.