Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead

- The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond

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Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead
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Udgivelsesdato:
15-12-2006
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Engelsk
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Each October, as the Day of the Dead draws near, Mexican markets overflow with decorated breads, fanciful paper cutouts, and whimsical toy skulls and skeletons. To honor deceased relatives, Mexicans decorate graves and erect home altars. Drawing on a rich array of historical and ethnographic evidence, this volume reveals the origin and changing character of this celebrated holiday. It explores the emergence of the Day of the Dead as a symbol of Mexican and Mexican-American national identity. Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead poses a serious challenge to the widespread stereotype of the morbid Mexican, unafraid of death, and obsessed with dying. In fact, the Day of the Dead, as shown here, is a powerful affirmation of life and creativity. Beautifully illustrated, this book is essential for anyone interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore, as well as contemporary globalization and identity formation.

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Udgivelsesdato:
15-12-2006
ISBN13:
9781405152488
Vægt:
488 g
Dybde:
13 mm
Bredde:
179 mm
Højde:
240 mm
Format:
Paperback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse * A fascinating look at the Day of the Dead - Mexico's version of All Souls' Day - when Mexicans clean, decorate, and maintain vigil over relatives' graves. * Dispels myths about the rituals, which have been misconstrued as morbid or morose.

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