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Carnival and Culture: Sex, Symbol and Status in Spain (Hardback)
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Carnival and Culture: Sex, Symbol and Status in Spain (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 08/01/1999
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Each year in the weeks preceding the deprivations of Lent, the Andalusian region of southern Spain erupts into madcap depravity, during a February carnival of riotous celebration. Carnival features subversive songs, burlesques and skits, transvestite parades, and public persecution of communal offenders, along with mournful elegies and heartfelt panegyrics. In this lively book, anthropologist David D. Gilmore, while exploring the meanings of Andalusian carnival, focuses particular attention on the songs, or coplas. He offers translations of many of these carnival productions and mines the rich vein of oral literature for a new understanding of the ways in which the Andalusian people interpret and negotiate their world.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300074802
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm

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