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Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195340365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.001.0001

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In the Body

In the Body

Indigenous Corporeality, Work, and Interpretation

(p.197) Chapter 11 In the Body
Embodying Mexico

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

Oxford University Press

Part Three moves away from a chronological approach, engaging a more theoretical and discursive style, and undertaking detailed dramaturgical analyses. This chapter considers issues of reception, interpretation, signification, and meanings of The Old Men and Night of the Dead, engaging the notion of a web of communicative significances, firstly placing a particular emphasis on the concept of bodies, embodiment, and difference, and the constructed nature of the human body as signifier in relation to indigenousness and the people of Lake Pátzcuaro; secondly examining the network of ideas surrounding Lake Pátzcuaro, prehispanic ancestry, and the exhibition of work and everyday life; and thirdly analyzing specific dramaturgical elements of both Night of the Dead and The Old Men as corporeal activities.

Keywords:   dramaturgical analyses, reception, interpretation, web of communicative significances, corporeality, embodiment and difference, body as signifier, exhibition of work and everyday life

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