Mar 29, 2020
Day of the Dead: When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca
Posted by Shawn D. Haley Curt Fukuda

The Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery, this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life, and their way of looking at the world It then takes the reader through the celebration from the preparations that can begin months in advance througThe Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery, this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life, and their way of looking at the world It then takes the reader through the celebration from the preparations that can begin months in advance through to the private gatherings in homes and finally to the cemetery where the villagers celebrate together both the living and the dead The voices in the book are of those people who have participated in the Day of the Dead for as long as they can remember There are no ghosts here Only the souls of loved ones who have gone to the Village of the Dead and who are allowed to return once a year to be with their family Very readable and beautifully illustrated, this book provides an extensive discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life and their beliefs, which make the Day of the Dead logical and easily comprehensible.

  • Title: Day of the Dead: When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca
  • Author: Shawn D. Haley Curt Fukuda
  • ISBN: 9781845450830
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Day of the Dead When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca The Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca Mexico Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oa

    Andrew Kline

    The book was not what I was hoping for, but it was still a very good read I was interested in learning about the history of the festival, explanation of the symbolism, effects of Western influences, etc This was of an anthropological study or, specifically, ethnography, as I learned from another review of how Oaxaca celebrates the Day of the Dead What I was interested in was mostly crammed into the final chapter Regardless, there is still a lot of excellent information throughout this book It [...]


    Lexidreams

    Short, easy to read ethnography on a beautiful holiday Gives attention to gender relations The ending paragraphs seem to contradict each other poor editing and are a bit depressing To think most of the younger generation does not to value the holiday any



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