Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance

Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance

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Presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. This book discusses aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century onwards. It examines a range of Mexican expression, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New Spain, stone murals, and folk theater.... the official version of the past and religion, and the desirable patterns of individual behavior/ In its nuances the essay contains ... Mikhail Bakhtina#39;s analysis of carnivalesque celebrations informs the essay throughout. ... Mexican holiday celebrations have always offered church and civic leaders the opportunity to organize living tableaux of virtue. From the first encounter of the Spanish and the Aztecsanbsp;...

Title:Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance
Author:William H. Beezley, Cheryl English Martin, William E. French
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1994-01-01


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