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Economy and Materiality: Land and Water from the Mexicas to El Luto Humano

Presented by University of Utah College of Humanities at Tanner Humanities Center (Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building), Salt Lake City UT

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Feb 08 2017
Economy and Materiality: Land and Water from the Mexicas to El Luto Humano

Until very recently Mexico was mostly a country of campesinos (farmers), so much so that the 1920 revolution has been considered an agrarian revolution fought to achieve a just redistribution of the land.
In this talk Del Valle will analyze how the Mesoamerican so-called cult of Tláloc (God of water) dilutes religion into a moral and political economy through a commitment to land and water. In El luto humano (1943), José Revueltas goes back to that commitment and posits it as the undercurrent

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