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Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead The Day of the Dead in Mexico and Beyond

ISBN-10: 1405152486

ISBN-13: 9781405152488

Edition: 2006

Authors: Stanley H. Brandes

List price: $41.95
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Description:

Stanley Brandes's new book, Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead, challenges the misconception of Mexico's national fascination with death and instead looks at the unique and elaborate celebrations of life that have become a symbol of the nation.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Figures and Plates
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Day of the Dead, Problems and Paradoxes
Historical Foundations
The Sweetness of Death
Skulls and Skeletons
Contemporary Transformations
Tourism and the State
The Poetics of Death
The Day of the Dead and Halloween
North of the Border
Teaching the Day of the Dead
Creativity and Community
Conclusion
Mexican Views of Death
References
Index