Singing for the dead makes major theoretical and ethnographic contributions to studies of indigenous literacy ethnic revival movements and the ways in which politics functions through cultural forms. Singing for the dead chronicles ethnic revival in oaxaca mexico where new forms of singing and writing in the local mazatec indigenous language are producing powerful transformative political effects paja faudree argues for the inclusion of singing as a necessary component in the polarized debates about indigenous orality and literacy and . From revolution to renaissance a political geography of deep mexico revival in the land of the magic mushroom a recent history of ethnic relations in the sierra mazateca singing for the spirits the annual day of the dead song contest scenes from a nativist reformation the mazatec indigenous church. Those who study revitalization movements mazateco culture and history or oaxaca will find much food for thought in singing for the dead the politics of indigenous revival in mexico this site is best viewed in google chrome firefox 3 and safari 4 . Singing for the dead chronicles how indigenous people from oaxaca mexicos poorest state have reversed decades of cultural and linguistic erosion by reviving and reinventing ethnic traditions particularly by speaking and singing the local indigenous language
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