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Author Hernández, Marie Theresa, 1952-

Title Delirio--the fantastic, the demonic, and the reél : the buried history of Nuevo León / Marie Theresa Hernández.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press Austin, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.80097213 HERN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 306 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this pioneering ethnography, Marie Theresa Hern?ndez explores how the folktales of Nuevo Le?n encode aspects of Nuevolenese identity that have been lost, repressed, or fetishized in "legitimate" histories of the region. She focuses particularly on stories regarding three groups: the Sephardic Jews said to be the "original" settlers of the region, the "disappeared" indigenous population, and the supposed "barbaric" society that persists in modern Nuevo Le?n. Hern?ndez's explorations into these stories uncover the region's complicated history, as well as the problematic and often fascinating relationship between history and folklore, between officially accepted "facts" and "fictions" that many Nuevoleneses believe as truth.
Subject Ethnology -- Mexico -- Nuevo León (State)
Folklore -- Mexico -- Nuevo León (State)
Indians of Mexico -- Nuevo León (State) -- History.
Nuevo León (Mexico : State) -- History.
Nuevo León (Mexico : State) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0292731299 (hardcover : alk. paper)
029273462X (paperback: alk. paper)