Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Days of Death, Days of Life by Kristin Norget

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 that is perceived to exist between the living and the dead in Oaxacan popular culture. She argues that popular death rituals, which lie largely outside the sanctioned practices of the Catholic Church, establish and reinforce an ethical view of the world in which the dead remain with the living and in which the poor (as opposed to the privileged classes) do right by one another and their dead. For poor Oaxacans, these rituals affirm a set of social beliefs and practices, based on fairness, egalitarianism, and inclusiveness.

Buy Days of Death, Days of Life by Kristin Norget from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780231136891
ISBN-10: 0231136897
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Days of Death, Days of Life by Kristin Norget

Book Reviews - Days of Death, Days of Life by Kristin Norget

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Days of Death, Days of Life book by Kristin Norget and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Kristin Norget

Kristin Norget is associate professor of anthropology at McGill University.

Books By Kristin Norget

Anthropology of Catholicism by Kristin Norget
Paperback, March 2017
$55.80