Al compás de los percherones

The information consigned in the present article is taken from an investigation, for obtaining a degree of social anthropology, carried out in the year 2002, and for which the reflection and interpretation axis were the occidental concept of death, the imaginary on death, and the ritualization of de...

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Autor Principal: Otárola Durán, Flory
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/10799
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13220
Sumario: The information consigned in the present article is taken from an investigation, for obtaining a degree of social anthropology, carried out in the year 2002, and for which the reflection and interpretation axis were the occidental concept of death, the imaginary on death, and the ritualization of death in the Catholic community of San Jose, Costa Rica during the twentieth century. The purpose of the article is to maintain in writing the history of Funeraria Polini from the perspective of its current owner, in virtue that the strategies developed through the Twentieth Century by this Mortuary marked big changes in the ritualization of death within the costarican urban catholic tradition, as it was confirmed through the investigation The data was gathered through an extensive interview given to Mr. Arturo Loría, owner of the Mortuary, as well as to some church goers and catholic priests; the opinion of two of them are consigned in the article. Nevertheless, not included in the article is the opinion of some of the company’s potential clients.