Power and Persuasion
Fiestas and Social Control in Rural Mexico
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
224 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 15 illus.
- ISBN: 9780812212532
- Published: January 1988
One. Studying Fiestas and Social Control
Two. The Social Context of Tzintzuntzan Fiestas
Three. Fiesta Organization
Four. Contract and Exchange
Five. Tourism and the State
Six. Pyrotechnics and Politics
Seven. Social Control through Dance
Eight. A Christmas Morality Play
Nine. Fiestas and the Social Order
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