Days of Death, Days of Life

Days of Death, Days of Life

Ritual in the Popular Culture of Oaxaca

eBook - 2006
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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 identity. Norget also considers the intimate relationship that is perceived to exist between the living and the dead in Oaxacan popular culture. She argues that popular death r.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Ă2006
ISBN: 9780231510141
0231510144
0231136889
9780231136884
0231136897
9780231136891
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages) : illustrations, maps

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