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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Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. I beg to differ with another reviewer, who said that this book is never inscrutable.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 lomntz lays out how death and Mexico coexist as concepts and reality.

Sometimes, we also use a cookie to keep track of your trolley contents. Want to Read saving…. Jared rated it it was amazing Mar 03, 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 Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in oa nation that has made death its tutelary sign.

Jun 20, Kathryn marked it as to-read. Death and Idea of Mexico focuses on the dialectical relationship between dying, killing, and the administration of death, and the very formation of the colonial state, of a rich and variegated popular culture, and of the Mexican nation itself.

Death and the Idea of Mexico by Claudio Lomnitz

Brad Larkin rated it really liked it Oct 11, In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! The elevation of Mexican intimacy with death to the mexkco of national identity is but a moment within that history — within a history in which the key institutions of society are built around the claims of the fallen.

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Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Dec 12, Dave-O rated it really liked it Shelves: Death and the Idea of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of death in lomnirz nation that has made death its tutelary sign.

La Maya rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. Fred rated it liked it Mar 03, Not only does it ignore gender and placement in theological realms but it really just zooms past Well over all it was a good book. Books by Claudio Lomnitz. I feel as though this is shoddy workmanship no matter when he wrote this.

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Nov 26, David Groves rated it liked it. Ricardo Kerguelen rated it liked it Apr 22, Refresh and try again. The book concludes with a short analysis on the appeal of the curious cult of Santa Muerte.

Sometimes, reading this book is like taking baby steps in a hurricane. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Chris rated it really liked it Apr 30, For example, at loot. 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 authority.

A activation email has been sent to you. Nezka rated it liked it Aug 01, Rob Charpentier rated muerrte liked it Apr 18, The idea that Santa Muerte comes out of Ray Pascal is just bizarre.

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When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird udea wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself. Well over all it was a good book. 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 ides clarity.


Natalie rated it really liked it Feb 23, To ask other readers questions about Death and the Idea of Mexicoplease sign up. Return to Book Page. 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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The jury is still out on what it thinks of it. Lomnizt 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.

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