Days of Death, Days of Life: Ritual in the Popular Culture of Oaxaca

Days of Death, Days of Life: Ritual in the Popular Culture of Oaxaca

Kristin Norget explores the practice and meanings of death rituals in poor urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork in Oaxaca City, Norget provides vivid descriptions of the Day of the Dead and other popular religious practices. She analyzes how the rites and beliefs associated with death shape and reflect poor Oaxacans' values and social identity.

Norget also considers the intimate relationship… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 13, 2005)

Parent ISBN: 9780231136891

Language: English


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