The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Politics of Becoming Human

@article{Kurtz1982TheVO,
  title={The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Politics of Becoming Human},
  author={D. Kurtz},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={1982},
  volume={38},
  pages={194 - 210}
}
  • D. Kurtz
  • Published 1 July 1982
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
Anthropologists rarely have investigated the etiology and role of miracles in social life. The Virgin of Guadalupe is a consequence of one of the world's great miracles. In this paper the Virgin of Guadalupe is analyzed in terms of the political conflicts around the time the miracle was proclaimed; she is best understood as an outgrowth of political conflict and as a political symbol that had significance for it. The concepts of the dialectic and liminality are used to analyze the social and… 
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