notes
Introduction
Unless otherwise specified, all translations are the author’s.
1 For other works on death and cemeteries in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century
Mexico, see, for example, Anne Staples, ‘‘La lucha por los muertos,’’ Dialogos
13:5 (September–October 1977), 15–20; Juan Pedro Viqueira, ‘‘El sentimiento
de la muerte en el México ilustrado del siglo XVIII a través de dos textos de la
época,’’ Relaciones 2:5 (winter 1981): 27–63; Mar´ ıa Dolores Morales, ‘‘Cambios
en las prácticas funerarias: Los lugares de sepultura en la Ciudad de México,
1784–1857,’’ Historias 27 (October 1991–March 1992): 97–105; Francisco de la
Maza, Las piras funerarias en la historia y en el arte de México: Grabados, litograf´ ıas y
documentos del siglo XVI al XIX (Mexico City: Anales del Instituto de Investiga-
ciones Ésteticas, 1946); Verónica Zárate Toscano, ‘‘Los nobles ante la muerte en
México: Actitudes, ceremonias, y memoria’’ (Ph.D diss., Colegio de México,
1996).
2 Pamela Voekel, ‘‘Peeing on the Palace: Bodily Resistance to Bourbon Reforms,’’
Journal of Historical Sociology 5:2 (August 1992): 183–210. The article finds theo-
retical inspiration in Norbert Elias, who argues that the formation of the
‘‘homo-clausus and the modern state go hand in hand,’’ and that this new
individual is characterized by his ‘‘increased internal compulsions that, more
implacably than before, prevent all spontaneous impulses from manifesting
themselves directly and motorically in action.’’ See his The Civilizing Process: The
History of Manners, trans. E. Jephcott (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983),
especially 258.
3 Albert O. Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism
before Its Triumph (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977).
4 Patricia Seed, To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts over Marriage
Choice, 1574–1821 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988), 126–128.
5 Charles A. Hale, Mexican Liberalism in the Age of Mora, 1821–1853 (New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1968), 56, 61, 70.
6 Roger Chartier, The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution, trans. Lydia G. Coch-
rane (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991), 2.
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