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The Resource Carnival and other Christian festivals : folk theology and folk performance, by Max Harris

Carnival and other Christian festivals : folk theology and folk performance, by Max Harris

Label
Carnival and other Christian festivals : folk theology and folk performance
Title
Carnival and other Christian festivals
Title remainder
folk theology and folk performance
Statement of responsibility
by Max Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: With a riotous mix of saints and devils, street theater and dancing, and music and fireworks, Christian festivals are some of the most lively and colorful spectacles that occur in Spain and its former European and American possessions. That these folk celebrations, with roots reaching back to medieval times, remain vibrant in the high-tech culture of the twenty-first century strongly suggests that they also provide an indispensable vehicle for expressing hopes, fears, and desires that people can articulate in no other way. In this book, Max Harris explores and develops principles for understanding the folk theology underlying patronal saints' day festivals, feasts of Corpus Christi, and Carnivals through a series of vivid, first-hand accounts of these festivities throughout Spain and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad, Bolivia, and Belgium. Paying close attention to the signs encoded in folk performances, he finds in these festivals a folk theology of social justice that--however obscured by official rhetoric, by distracting theories of archaic origin, or by the performers' own need to mask their resistance to authority--is often in articulate and complex dialogue with the power structures that surround it. This discovery sheds important new light on the meanings of religious festivals celebrated from Belgium to Peru and on the sophisticated theatrical performances they embody
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Max
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BV43
LC item number
.H37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fasts and feasts
  • Carnivals
  • Festivals
Label
Carnival and other Christian festivals : folk theology and folk performance, by Max Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-269) 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Pt. 1.
  • Days of Saints and Virgins
  • 1.
  • Demons and Dragons (Catalonia).
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Flowers for Saint Tony (Aragon).
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • El Mas Chiquito de To' Los Santos (Puerto Rico).
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Cross-Dressed Virgin on a Tightrope (Mexico).
  • p. 49
  • 5.
  • Polka for the Sun and Santiago (Mexico).
  • p. 65
  • Pt. 2.
  • Corpus Christi
  • 6.
  • Dancing under Friendly Fire (Catalonia).
  • p. 83
  • 7.
  • Confraternity of Jews (Castile - La Mancha).
  • p. 99
  • 8.
  • Saint Sebastian and the Blue-eyed Blacks (Peru).
  • p. 113
  • Pt. 3.
  • Carnivals
  • 9.
  • Scattering of Ants (Galicia).
  • p. 139
  • 10.
  • Bandit and the Fat Man (Navarre).
  • p. 157
  • 11.
  • Safe for the Bourgeoisie (Belgium).
  • p. 173
  • 12.
  • Devils and Decorum (Trinidad).
  • p. 187
  • 13.
  • Sins of the Carnival Virgin (Bolivia).
  • p. 205
  • Notes.
  • p. 227
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 253
  • Index.
  • p. 271
Control code
GLAD185079133-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 282 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780292705524
Lccn
2003010315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Carnival and other Christian festivals : folk theology and folk performance, by Max Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-269) 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
  • Acknowledgments
  • Pt. 1.
  • Days of Saints and Virgins
  • 1.
  • Demons and Dragons (Catalonia).
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Flowers for Saint Tony (Aragon).
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • El Mas Chiquito de To' Los Santos (Puerto Rico).
  • p. 33
  • 4.
  • Cross-Dressed Virgin on a Tightrope (Mexico).
  • p. 49
  • 5.
  • Polka for the Sun and Santiago (Mexico).
  • p. 65
  • Pt. 2.
  • Corpus Christi
  • 6.
  • Dancing under Friendly Fire (Catalonia).
  • p. 83
  • 7.
  • Confraternity of Jews (Castile - La Mancha).
  • p. 99
  • 8.
  • Saint Sebastian and the Blue-eyed Blacks (Peru).
  • p. 113
  • Pt. 3.
  • Carnivals
  • 9.
  • Scattering of Ants (Galicia).
  • p. 139
  • 10.
  • Bandit and the Fat Man (Navarre).
  • p. 157
  • 11.
  • Safe for the Bourgeoisie (Belgium).
  • p. 173
  • 12.
  • Devils and Decorum (Trinidad).
  • p. 187
  • 13.
  • Sins of the Carnival Virgin (Bolivia).
  • p. 205
  • Notes.
  • p. 227
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 253
  • Index.
  • p. 271
Control code
GLAD185079133-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 282 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780292705524
Lccn
2003010315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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