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The Resource Violence and piety in Spanish folklore, Timothy Mitchell

Violence and piety in Spanish folklore, Timothy Mitchell

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Violence and piety in Spanish folklore
Title
Violence and piety in Spanish folklore
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Timothy Mitchell
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Language
eng
Summary
In this innovative book, Timothy J. Mitchell examines how Spanish cultural creations reflect the extraordinary fusion of violence and religiosity that has shaped Spanish' history. Using legends, rituals, fiestas, folk poetry, and popular drama, Mitchell demonstrates that crises of one kind or another lie behind Spanish moral codes and honor codes alike. Significantly, the intense devotion Spaniards feel for their patron saints is inseparable from magical procedures for the eradication of "enemies"-- the witch, the Moor, the Jew. Mitchell contends that patently unjust rites of popular justice, for example mock executions of Judas, can paradoxically evolve to include elements of confession, grace, and moral progress. Elaborating such insights into provocative theory of the Spanish cultural "style," Mitchell reveals the structural unity of a wide range of popular creations -- the bullfight, Holy Week processions, the legend of Rodrigo, the myth of Don Juan, the cult of the Virgin. He draws upon recent advances in social psychology to dismantle the misconceptions that surround these well-known features of Spanish civilization. Throughout the book, Mitchell illustrates his points with relevant and lively selections of Spanish folk poetry accompanied by clear English translations. Violence and Piety in Spanish Folklore will be of interest to students and teachers of Spanish history and culture, folklore, anthropology, and religious studies -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398/.355/0946
Index
index present
LC call number
GR230
LC item number
.M57 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Violence and piety in Spanish folklore, Timothy Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-215) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of sociocentrism. Crisis and the invention of tradition -- The legacy of Santiago. Saints and sociocentrism -- From feuds to fiestas. The catalyst : collective honor. The laws of ritual rivalry. Moros y Cristianos -- Folklore and persecution. Martyrological mythopoesis. Projection, polarization, and magico-persecutory thought. Caro baroja and the archetypes of accusation -- Crime and punishment in folk religion. Archetypal sins, legendary expiations. From guilt to grace. The legend of the loss of Spain -- Popular justice justified. Burning Judas. The diagnosis and treatment of envy. From popular justice to popular censure -- Spanish Catholicism on trial. Scapegoating as popular theatre. The ethnography of Holy Week. Psychodrama, Spanish-style -- Bullfighting. The ritual origin of scholarly myths. Bullfights and metaphors. Tauromachy and virility. Bullfighting and cultural complexity -- Bullfighting and identity. Taurine martyrology. Matadors, magic, and marianism. The Dionysian connection -- Don Juan Tenorio as collective culture. The social history of an imaginary personage. Models of violence. Stern fathers and gentle mothers -- Conclusion : sacrificial civilization and its discontents
Control code
17227241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780812212624
Lccn
87032445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)17227241
Label
Violence and piety in Spanish folklore, Timothy Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of sociocentrism. Crisis and the invention of tradition -- The legacy of Santiago. Saints and sociocentrism -- From feuds to fiestas. The catalyst : collective honor. The laws of ritual rivalry. Moros y Cristianos -- Folklore and persecution. Martyrological mythopoesis. Projection, polarization, and magico-persecutory thought. Caro baroja and the archetypes of accusation -- Crime and punishment in folk religion. Archetypal sins, legendary expiations. From guilt to grace. The legend of the loss of Spain -- Popular justice justified. Burning Judas. The diagnosis and treatment of envy. From popular justice to popular censure -- Spanish Catholicism on trial. Scapegoating as popular theatre. The ethnography of Holy Week. Psychodrama, Spanish-style -- Bullfighting. The ritual origin of scholarly myths. Bullfights and metaphors. Tauromachy and virility. Bullfighting and cultural complexity -- Bullfighting and identity. Taurine martyrology. Matadors, magic, and marianism. The Dionysian connection -- Don Juan Tenorio as collective culture. The social history of an imaginary personage. Models of violence. Stern fathers and gentle mothers -- Conclusion : sacrificial civilization and its discontents
Control code
17227241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780812212624
Lccn
87032445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Item laid in: 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)17227241

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