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The Resource Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas, by Jeanette Favrot Peterson

Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas, by Jeanette Favrot Peterson

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Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas
Title
Visualizing Guadalupe
Title remainder
from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas
Statement of responsibility
by Jeanette Favrot Peterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Virgin of Guadalupe is famously migratory, traversing continents and crossing and recrossing oceans. Guadalupe's earliest cult originated in medieval Iberia, where Our Lady of Guadalupe from Extremadura, Spain, played a significant role in the reconquista and garnered royal backing. The Spanish Guadalupe accompanied the conquistadors as part of the spiritual arsenal used to Christianize the Americas, where new images of the Virgin acted as catalysts to implant her devotion within multiethnic constituencies. This masterful study by Jeanette Favrot Peterson traces the transmission of Guadalupe as la Virgen de ida y vuelta from Spain to the Americas and back again, analyzing how the Spanish and Mexican titular images, and a selection of the copies they inspired, operated within the overlapping spheres of religion and politics. Peterson explores two central paradoxes: that only through a material object can a divine and invisible presence be authenticated and that Guadalupe's images were made to work for enacting revolutionary change while preserving the colonial status quo. She examines the artists who created images of Guadalupe, their patrons, and the diverse viewing audiences for whom those images were intended. This exegesis reveals that visual evidence functioned on a par with written texts (treatises, chronicles, and sermons of ecclesiastical officialdom) in measuring popular beliefs and political strategies."--
  • "Spanning more than three hundred years and straddling several continents, this image-based survey analyzes the iconography and political ramifications of both the medieval Spanish devotion to Guadalupe, a black Madonna, and her American counterparts in South America and Mexico. Peterson explores the power of images that operate within the overlapping spheres of religion and political life. As a symbol both of conquest and liberation, Guadalupe embodies the ambivalence and tension of a powerful image that historically fostered independence and yet simultaneously, as a symbol of colonial authority, endorsed the very political structure it was often deployed to overthrow"--
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Peterson, Jeanette Favrot
Dewey number
704.9/4855
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8070
LC item number
.P46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guadalupe, Our Lady of
  • Black Madonnas
  • Black Madonnas
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
Label
Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas, by Jeanette Favrot Peterson
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113360318
  • 31223113360326
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Subjectivity of Seeing -- The Sacrality of Blackness -- "Because She Was of Their Color" -- Her Presence in Her Absence -- Making Guadalupe -- A "Book of Miracles" -- Sacred Cloth and Veiled Body -- Aura and Authorship -- The Civil/Savage Paradox -- The Viceroys and the Virgin -- Collecting Guadalupe
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780292737754
Lccn
2013024217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
855977459
Label
Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas, by Jeanette Favrot Peterson
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113360318
  • 31223113360326
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Subjectivity of Seeing -- The Sacrality of Blackness -- "Because She Was of Their Color" -- Her Presence in Her Absence -- Making Guadalupe -- A "Book of Miracles" -- Sacred Cloth and Veiled Body -- Aura and Authorship -- The Civil/Savage Paradox -- The Viceroys and the Virgin -- Collecting Guadalupe
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780292737754
Lccn
2013024217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
855977459

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