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dc.contributor.advisorGuidotti-Hernández, Nicole Marie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGonzalez-Martin, Rachel
dc.creatorMcDonald, Kathryn Louis
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T16:37:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:31:41Z
dc.date.available2017-02-23T16:37:26Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T22:31:41Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2SX64F7N
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/45771
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores and critiques mainstream narratives of Santa Muerte, a marginalized Mexican spiritual figure, through ethnographic data collected in spaces of Santa Muerte spiritual commerce and devotion in Mexico City during the summer of 2015, with an emphasis on Barrio Tepito, Colonia Morelos and Mercado de Sonora. This thesis will argue that Santa Muerte’s malleability, particularly with regards to gender; the embrace of physicality, and its followers’ attitude towards death, demonstrate Santa Muerte’s appeal as a spiritual tool, particularly for marginalized segments of Mexican society.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSanta Muerte
dc.subjectSpirituality
dc.subjectSyncretism
dc.subjectMexico
dc.subjectMexico City
dc.subjectEthnography
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectSaints
dc.subjectFolk saints
dc.subjectLatin America
dc.subjectEmbodiment
dc.subjectLatin American studies
dc.titleSanta Muerte and the politics of malleability : the angel of Death in Mexico City
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studies
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dc.date.updated2017-02-23T16:37:26Z
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7684-6457


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