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La Fiesta de Los Tastoanes: Critical Encounters in Mexican Festival Performance

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This ethnography explores the Fiesta de los Tastoanes celebrated annually by the citizens of Jocotan, Mexico, an ancient indigenous community near Guadalajara. The pageantry symbolically re-enacts the Spanish conquest of Mexico through mock battles between Santiago, the patron saint of Spain, and the Tastoanes, the leaders of the indigenous resistance. Paradoxically, the J ...more
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by University of New Mexico Press (first published June 1997)
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