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