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This edition: Especial - Dia de los Muertos

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 31, 2013.

First aired: October 31, 2013.

Dedicamos este episodio a la celebración del Día de los Muertos, explorando el concepto que sobre la muerte tienen los mexicanos y la manera en que conmemoran esta tradición al inicio de Noviembre.

Iniciamos con la entrevista de Carmen Boullosa a Claudio Lomnitz, prominente académico y autor del libro “La idea de la muerte en México”, quien a través de sus estudios culturales ofrece una original perspectiva sobre este complicado tema.

De la mano de Marco Vinicio González, periodista mexicano radicado en Nueva York, continuamos este recorrido por las casas, negocios y hasta escuelas de quienes celebran el ritual del Día de los Muertos como forma de reafirmar su identidad.
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We dedicate this episode to the celebration of the Day of the Dead, exploring the concepts Mexicans have with regard to death, and the way in which they commemorate this tradition at the beginning of November.

We begin with Carmen Boullosa, who interviews Claudio Lomnitz, prominent scholar and author of the book Death and the Idea of Mexico, who uses his cultural studies to offer a unique perspective on this complicated topic.

Together with Marco Vinicio González, a Mexican journalist, currently living in New York, we continue this journey by visiting houses, businesses and even schools that celebrate the ritual of the Day of the Dead as a way of reaffirming their identity.

Guest List

Carmen Boullosa Escritora, City College/CUNY

Marco Vinicio Gonzalez Periodista

Claudio Lomnitz Antropólogo-Professor, Columbia University

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