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Power and Persuasion
Fiestas and Social Control in Rural Mexico
224 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.
Paper 1988 | ISBN 9780812212532 | $26.50s | Outside the Americas £19.99
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"Brandes has managed to combine splendid ethnography with convincing theoretical analysis. . . . A significant contribution to our understanding of the dynamics of the Mexican fiesta. . . . A classic."—American Anthropologist
Demonstrates how the annual fiesta cycle reflects political dependency of local communities on the nation-state, helps maintain formal authority, and perpetuates behavioral norms and social values.
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