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The Resource Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon, Regina M. Marchi

Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon, Regina M. Marchi

Label
Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon
Title
Day of the Dead in the USA
Title remainder
the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon
Statement of responsibility
Regina M. Marchi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marchi, Regina M.
Dewey number
394.2660973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT4995.A4
LC item number
M36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Latinidad : transnational cultures in the United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • All Souls' Day
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon, Regina M. Marchi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : a transborder communication phenomenon -- 1. An ancient and modern festival -- Honoring the dead -- Historical background on Day of the Dead in Europe and the Americas -- Day of the Dead customs in various Latin American countries -- Central America -- South America -- 2. Mexico's special relationship with Day of the Dead -- Folk and pop culture manifestations -- Calavera imagery -- Day of the Dead and Mexican nationalism -- Government campaigns and tourism -- 3. Day of the Dead in the United States -- Mexican American All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day rituals -- A Chicano tradition is born -- Early Day of the Dead exhibits and events -- California and beyond adopt the new celebration -- Negotiations over ownership -- 4. Ritual communication and community building -- Imagined community -- Communitas -- Claims for pubic recognition -- 5. U.S. Day of the Dead as political communication : a moral economy -- Remembering migrant deaths : protesting Operation Gatekeeper -- Remembering labor abuses : UFW and the braceros -- Remembering indigenous struggles : genocide and repression -- Remembering the war dead : a critique of U.S. military interventions -- Public celebrations as expressions of unity and discord -- 6. Day of the Dead in the U.S. media : the celebration goes mainstream -- Widespread media attention -- Reasons for increased news coverage -- News coverage as a resource for financial and institutional support -- Publicity and validation for Latino communities -- 7. The expanding hybridity of an already hybrid tradition -- The American way of death -- Filling an emotional void -- New participants, new directions, and debates around authenticity -- 8. The commoditization of a death ritual -- Marketplace offerings -- Exotic and chic cultural capital -- Day of the Dead as a tourism/urban development strategy -- Longing for the noncommercial good old days (of the dead) -- Commerce and culture : a long history together -- Commercialization versus authenticity -- Conclusion : what we can learn from U.S. Day of the Dead celebrations -- Methodological appendix -- Notes -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Control code
ocm258328670
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 192 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813545585
Lccn
2008040064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)258328670
  • (Sirsi) a1054326
Label
Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon, Regina M. Marchi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : a transborder communication phenomenon -- 1. An ancient and modern festival -- Honoring the dead -- Historical background on Day of the Dead in Europe and the Americas -- Day of the Dead customs in various Latin American countries -- Central America -- South America -- 2. Mexico's special relationship with Day of the Dead -- Folk and pop culture manifestations -- Calavera imagery -- Day of the Dead and Mexican nationalism -- Government campaigns and tourism -- 3. Day of the Dead in the United States -- Mexican American All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day rituals -- A Chicano tradition is born -- Early Day of the Dead exhibits and events -- California and beyond adopt the new celebration -- Negotiations over ownership -- 4. Ritual communication and community building -- Imagined community -- Communitas -- Claims for pubic recognition -- 5. U.S. Day of the Dead as political communication : a moral economy -- Remembering migrant deaths : protesting Operation Gatekeeper -- Remembering labor abuses : UFW and the braceros -- Remembering indigenous struggles : genocide and repression -- Remembering the war dead : a critique of U.S. military interventions -- Public celebrations as expressions of unity and discord -- 6. Day of the Dead in the U.S. media : the celebration goes mainstream -- Widespread media attention -- Reasons for increased news coverage -- News coverage as a resource for financial and institutional support -- Publicity and validation for Latino communities -- 7. The expanding hybridity of an already hybrid tradition -- The American way of death -- Filling an emotional void -- New participants, new directions, and debates around authenticity -- 8. The commoditization of a death ritual -- Marketplace offerings -- Exotic and chic cultural capital -- Day of the Dead as a tourism/urban development strategy -- Longing for the noncommercial good old days (of the dead) -- Commerce and culture : a long history together -- Commercialization versus authenticity -- Conclusion : what we can learn from U.S. Day of the Dead celebrations -- Methodological appendix -- Notes -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Control code
ocm258328670
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 192 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813545585
Lccn
2008040064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)258328670
  • (Sirsi) a1054326

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