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Performing Piety Making Space Sacred with the Virgin of Guadalupe

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ISBN-10: 0520268342

ISBN-13: 9780520268340

Edition: 2011

Authors: Elaine A. Pena

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The Virgin of Guadalupe, though quintessentially Mexican, inspires devotion throughout the Americas and around the world. This study sheds new light on the long-standing transnational dimensions of Guadalupan worship by examining the production of sacred space in three disparate but interconnected locations--at the sacred space known as Tepeyac in Mexico City, at its replica in Des Plaines, Illinois, and at a sidewalk shrine constructed by Mexican nationals in Chicago. Weaving together rich on-the-ground observations with insights drawn from performance studies, Elaine A. Pentilde;a demonstrates how devotees' rituals--pilgrimage, prayers, and festivals--develop, sustain, and legitimize…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Elaine A. Pena is Assistant Professor of American Studies at George Washington University.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Locating Transnational Devotion
Virgen de los Migrantes: Transposing Sacred Space in a Chicago Suburb
��Qu� risa me da!� (Oh, how it makes me laugh!)
Feeling History: Calambres, Ampoyas y Sed (Muscle Spasms, Blisters, and Thirst)
Devotion in the City: Building Sacred Space on Chicago's Far North Side
Conclusion: Making Space Sacred
Appendix: Pilgrimage Repertoire