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作者 Hamman, Amy
書名 Faith and politics: The socio-political discourses engaged by Mexican ex-voto paintings from the nineteenth-century and beyond
國際標準書號 9780542641008
book jacket
說明 69 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-05, page: 2040
Adviser: Kelly Donahue-Wallace
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Texas, 2006
The Universalis Ecclesiae of 1508 authorized Spanish colonization of the Americas in return for the conversion of native populations to Christianity. From its inception therefore, the Mexican nation lived an alliance between Church and State. This alliance promoted the transfer of Castilian Catholicism to American shores. Catholic practices, specifically the ex-voto tradition, visualize this intermingling of religion and politics
The ex-voto is a devotional painting that expresses gratitude to a religious figure for his/her intervention in a moment of peril. It is commissioned by the devotee as a means of direct communication to the divine. This project analyzes 40 Mexican ex-votos for their reflection of political issues in Mexico. I assert that the Mexican ex-votos engage discussions of social politics. To support this argument, visualizations of socio-political discourses such as the Virgin of Guadalupe as a national religious symbol, police action and economic disparity were examined
School code: 0158
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 44-05
主題 Religion, General
Anthropology, Cultural
History, Latin American
Art History
Alt Author University of North Texas
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