The Cheese and the Beans. The Cosmos of a Twentieth-Century Salvadoran Laborer

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Title The Cheese and the Beans. The Cosmos of a Twentieth-Century Salvadoran Laborer
El queso y los frijoles. El cosmos de un jornalero salvadoreño del siglo XX
 
Creator García Espada, Antonio
 
Subject microhistory
Martinato
vernacular spiritism
popular religiosity
microhistoria
martinato
espiritismo vernáculo
religiosidad popular
 
Description At the end of 1941, the Salvadoran police, responding to a mysterious complaint, investigated a group of poor agricultural workers. The ensuing process reveals a complex pattern in the circulation of public opinion and social energy among strongly divided social classes. Although the police never completely understood the charges made against the laborers, their suspicious practices were forbidden. However, a thorough reading of the police report brings to light the workers’ attempts to appropriate prestigious spiritual techniques used by the Salvadoran elite. In spite of the fateful ending of the police investigation, the laborers’ strategy prevailed and shaped one of the most distinctive expressions of present-day vernacular religion.
En 1941, una investigación policial activada por una misteriosa denuncia contra un grupo de jornaleros salvadoreños evidencia un complejo entramado en la circulación de opinión pública entre clases sociales fuertemente dicotomizadas. La policía no logró formarse una idea clara del delito imputado a los jornaleros, que no obstante fueron obligados a cesar todas sus prácticas. Una lectura acuciosa del expediente evidencia el intento de los jornaleros de apropiarse de prestigiosas técnicas espirituales de la élite salvadoreña. A pesar del desenlace del proceso, la estrategia acabó triunfando y dando forma a una de las expresiones más originales de religiosidad vernácula.
 
Publisher Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas
 
Date 2019-01-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
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Identifier http://liminar.cesmeca.mx/index.php/r1/article/view/645
10.29043/liminar.v17i1.645
 
Source LiminaR Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos; Vol 17 No 1: January-June, 2019; 48-63
LiminaR Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos; Vol. 17 Núm. 1: enero-junio, 2019; 48-63
2007-8900
1665-8027
 
Language spa
 
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