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edited by Andrés Medina Hernández
The presence of Mesoamerican traditions going back to prehispanic times permeates Mexican national culture in many ways. Its creativity shows up in the most diverse manifestations of contemporary Mexican society. The country's capital is a prime example. Immersed in its cosmopolitanism and modernity, it has turned its back to its deep Mesoamerican roots, despite their massive expression in the festivals of its native peoples. In the face of large processions that invade urban streets, the noise of firecrackers, the music of diverse groups, the blocking of streets for communal ceremonies, and dances, there are often complaints from modernized residents, but little curiosity that could lead to the discovery of the historical roots and cultural vitality of the indigenous peoples who organize these events. This volume includes articles which show the diversity and richness of the communal organizations in Mexico City, without denying their similarities. In Spanish.
Published by Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2007. 404 pp. ISBN: 978-970-32-4810-0.
$51.00 (shipping included). Order code UN123.