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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It is interesting how much one muerts learn about a people by examining their ideas towards death. Fred rated it liked it Mar 03, Nov 26, David Groves rated it liked it. Sabrina Gavigan rated it really liked it Aug 22, This seems not like the work of an inexperienced twentysomething 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 mexuco.

We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. Natalie rated it really liked it Feb 23, Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in a nation that has made death its tutelary sign. Lomnitz’ dense research and masterful writing ensure that scholars and other readers will refer to its ideas on the subject for years to come.

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. However, if you’re passionate about the subject, caudio I am, these poor choices won’t dampen your passion for the vividness that lies at the heart of this book.

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Rob Charpentier rated it liked it Apr 18, Limnitz, an anthropologist, examines the history of death and death imagery in Mexico. Be the first to ask a question about Death and the Idea of Mexico.

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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 mrxico lays out how death and Mexico coexist as concepts and reality. 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.

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The worst offender in this part of Lomnitz’s book however was the part in which he claimed that Santa Muerte was a monotheistic practice, in which Santa Muerte would not allow any other devotion but to her. Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for mexick to keep track of your browsing session. Based on a stunning range of sources — from missionary testimonies to newspaper cartoons, from masterpieces of artistic vanguards to accounts of public executions and political assassinations — Death and the Idea of Mexico moves beyond the limited methodology of traditional historiographies of death to probe the depths of a people and a country whose fearless acquaintance with death shapes the very terms of its social compact.

To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. If you’ve ever seen a Santa Muerte shrine, you’ll most likely notice a number of other deities around Santa Muertw.


Jared rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Chris rated it really liked it Apr 30, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. 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 book Lomnitz did not address devotionals or the Virgin.

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 lonnitz the choice of obfuscation over clarity.

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I beg to differ with another reviewer, who said that this book is never inscrutable. I like how it’s on everyone’s to read list. muerhe

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