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Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco


The book reveals how the Dance of the Old Men and Night of the Dead of Lake Pátzcuaro act as icons of Mexico and Mexicanness. Covering a ninety-year period from the postrevolutionary era of the 1920s to the present day, and incorporating multifarious contexts in Mexico, the USA, and Europe, this study proposes a theory of performism as a frame for interpreting the processes at play as local dance, music, ritual practices, and locations are deployed as national and global spectacles and attractions. Wholly embedded in political, ideological, economic, and aesthetic particularities, this study i ... More

Keywords: performism, Mexicanness, embodiment, tourism, nationalism, indigenismo, folklórico, P'urhépecha, Night of the Dead, Dance of the Old Men

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, author
University of Winchester
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