Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance: Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico

Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance: Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico

by William H. Beezley
     
 

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This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New Spain, stone murals,… See more details below

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This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New Spain, stone murals, and folk theater. Filling a need that becomes ever more pressing, this volume provides fresh insights.

Editorial Reviews

The Historian
Offers specialists and students the best kind of history-readings that are both entertaining and enlightening, fun and full of information.
Colonial Latin American Historical Review
This collection of documents is filled with new insights into the process of acculturation, religious transformation, and the sixteenth-century history of western Mexico.
R. Sean Wilentz
Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance is an auspicious collection of essays. . . . The coverage is most impressive, ranging from the sixteenth century to modern times, and assessing every level of political life. With its deeply informed introduction, the book offers . . . a feast of fascinating material, interpreted with seriousness and grace.
Louisa Schell Hoberman
This entertaining collection fully does justice to the complex relationship among ritual, culture, and politics in Mexico. . . . Skillful references to theoretical and comparative studies from a variety of disciplines add depth and sophistication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585281599
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Latin American Silhouettes
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
374
File size:
4 MB

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