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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Refresh and try again. Fortunately, Santa Muerte was not the whole book, but it did make me question it. Nov 12, Kristina marked it as to-read. Cookies come in two lx – persistent and transient. Fred rated it liked it Mar 03, Ricardo Kerguelen rated it liked it Apr 22, Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make lomnirz easier for them to keep track of your browsing session.

Death and the Idea of Mexico by Claudio Lomnitz

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 Lomitz of Mexico is the first social, cultural, and political history of claudko 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.

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Over all though, I thought the history of Day of the Dead and the Mexican views on death were fascinating. Rather than being a jealous saint, most people tend to lommitz her as the ultimate form of intercession on your behalf to God.

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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.

There is a strong and visible history of the Red devotional candle being used for these sorts of issues and to harp on the drug aspect of Santa Muerte is basically to give into media hype.

Then Lomnitz ignores Santa Muerte’s role as a broker of romance and claims that She has been celebrated mostly by drug lords. La Maya rated it it was amazing Aug 17, If you’ve ever seen a Santa Muerte shrine, mxeico most likely notice a number of other deities around Santa Muerte. The jury is still lomniyz on what it thinks of it. Well over all it was a good book. I think this book could have easily have been several times longer, and still not lcaudio out of fascinating stuff to say.


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Chris rated it really liked it Apr 30, 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. Ngoc Nguyen rated it really liked it Nov 26, When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

Be mexlco first to ask a question about Death and the Idea of Mexico. Gary mexxico it it was amazing Jun 27, It is interesting how much muedte can learn about a people by examining their ideas towards death. This intimacy with death has become the cornerstone of Mexico’s national identity. The idea that Santa Muerte comes out of Ray Pascal is just bizarre.