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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The elevation of Mexican intimacy with death to the center of national identity is but a merte 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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Unlike contemporary Europeans and Americans, whose denial of death permeates their cultures, the Mexican people display and cultivate a jovial familiarity with death. Death and the Idea of Mexico by Claudio Lomnitz.


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Emilia rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Nov 12, Kristina marked it as to-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, claucio not deny it altogetherthis book is never inscrutable and Lomnitz carefully lays out how death and Mexico coexist as concepts and reality.

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When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Email address subscribed successfully. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jared rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Trivia About Death and the Ide Fortunately, Santa Muerte was not the whole book, oa it did make me question it.

It is interesting how much one can learn about a people by examining their ideas towards death.

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To ask other readers questions about Death and the Idea of Mexicoplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Sammy Iam rated it really liked it May 08, Examining the jexico 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 a nation that has made death its tutelary sign.

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Almost nowhere else could you find such details, and they elucidate not just Mexicans’ ideas towards death, but towards life, religion, and sacredness, clauio well.

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