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It belittles him for his trumped-up value…. Except as a physical phenomenon, death itself is disregarded. The shock, as all shocks, is due to coming face to face with the unexpected and different.

More accurately, it is due to the unresolved double bind that keeps the European from finding reason in what is not the same, thus, in the act of surprise, marginalizing it as barbaric or, in the best case, poetic hyperbole. What makes the rap different is its tone, which represents a strange relationship to death, one of both familiarity 35 Quoted in Gruzinski , p.

To admire death is to regard living itself with a nihilistic attitude, to mock it or mock those who, for some reason, are absorbed in their own lives, disregarding its limitations and its finitude. Thus, as a national symbol, or national sign, death represents an all-encompassing value that, instead of unifying, as totems are meant to do, divides and separates—or, in mockery, constantly threatens to separate.

The presence of death becomes a constant reminder that our errands are fools errands, that our lives, full of sound and fury as they may be, ultimately signify nothing. And, moreover, notwithstanding neighborly proximity, it is also other to the Anglo-American conception. The reality of death is not hidden, or masked; death itself forbids this, as it is what defines life.

And Mexicans realize 40 Lomnitz , p. In the first case, Mexico was represented as having been born out of a relation of loyalty and filiation with the virgin morena.

The Mexican nation was her particular community of devotees, and the compact that kept the nation together was its Marian devotion. The Mexican idea of life, or his conception of life, is rooted in the historical experience of the conquest, colonization, and centuries of failed attempts to assimilate to the European, and later, North American, utopias—and this would be why Mexican death is both of the past and always a very old version of itself in the present.

But being rooted in such an unyielding history allows Mexicans access to insights unavailable to the norteamericanos, for instance, that while life always begins, it never ends, it never wraps up, it never concludes. Uranga summarizes the Mexican idea of death in the following passage from an essay published in The abyss between life and death is not insurmountable; rather, there is an imperceptible passage from one to the other.

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Death is familiar to us, just as our own lives; we approach death, and we understand it [as we understand our lives]. And the manner in which we take ourselves seriously or in jest, that way in which we coexist in life, is also the way in which we approach death.

The Mexican posits vitality in death, charges it with existential significance and in such a way recovers it and dislodges from it that value 43 Uranga , p. Life and Death Another way to highlight the peculiarities of Mexican death is by offering a contrast. For instance, death is present in the life of Mexicans in a way that it is not in the life of, say, Euro-Americans. The subject of death presents itself only during moments of crisis, and far from mocking us, death itself signals its inevitability so that we may act to prevent it or thwart it a bit longer.

As Lomnitz observes: Modern liberal societies, with their concern with the management of life and their rejection of the state as a simple arbiter of death, have generally veered away from the exaltation of death. Indeed, the denial of death and the isolation of the dying have been identified by historians of death as core characteristics of Euro-American society of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries.

The premium on preserving the life of the citizen above else has been a guiding principle not only of medicine but also of the modern state. I will adopt his usage. For Mexicans, Lomnitz reminds us, death is present even in the most quixotic forms of speech. Thus death gets a different rap: it is, like violence, animosity, and destruction, part of the national spirit, a constituent of the limit situation that places Mexicans on the margins of advanced modernity, namely, in the colonial difference.

If this is the case, then the socio-historical life-discourse modernity has assigned to Mexico, through coloniality, is also different: life, as the necessary condition for the bestowal of value, becomes but the site where death achieves expression.

Villaurrutia lends voice to this sentiment when he writes that life is 50 Lomnitz , p. It would be easy to conclude that this is what this whole talk of death as everyday and omnipresent amounts to, namely, liberation from life. If this were the case, then death would be something desired, in which case there would be no indifference to it.

But it is easy to see why death would signify liberation—why death would be valuable. The meaning-bestowal function of living, while already demanding, in and of itself, is even more so for those in the fringes of the colonial world-order, where significance is accidental and contingent; the political, economic, and even fashion, trends of the industrial powers hold sway and influence even over those who cannot vote, download, or wear.

The heaviness of life is made up of frustrations and insufficiencies in world-making given the accidentality of being Mexican and the insufficiency of not being Euro-American.

In this case, death becomes the opportunity for relief from the weighty burdens of meaning bestowing, i. In this sense, death as a loss of origins is death as the renunciation of originary world-making and sense-bestowal.

Looked at in this way, however, death takes on a futural quality, i.

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If we assume, as I am, that Mexican thought represents the colonial difference, then death is the constant presence of a lack of origins, something that describes those who exist in that difference. Death, in Mexico, is sterile: this means that it does not mean much more than what it is, namely, an unmoved companion, a cold presence, which demands nothing, accepts nothing, and promises nothing—it is a nothing-ness.

Conclusion: Poetic Hyperbole or Myth Proponents of the idea that Mexican consciousness is privy to its own, peculiar, idea of death poets such as Paz, artists such as Posada, philosophers such as Uranga, historians such as Lomnitz will ultimately have to answer to critics who say that the Mexican idea of death is a mythological fabrication, and worse, something concocted to justify treating Mexicans, and other marginal peoples, as barbarians whose love for violence and destruction necessarily implies that they are always willing to put their life on the line—to face the moment of truth which is every moment.

One such critic is the Mexican social anthropologist and essayist, Roger Bartra. In The Cage of Melancholy La jaula de la melancholia , Bartra offers a structuralist reading of Mexican subjectivity, arguing that the Mexican national identity is constructed by means of myths and icons created by powerful elites in order to uphold the historical status quo of the colonized masses, who, since the conquest, must be conceived as oppressed and miserable.

If true, this criticism would undermine both the Mexican idea of death and Mexican thought itself, since thought in general and thought in particular would be products of systems of domination maintained by the ruling class.

History itself, as abstract, does not conspire to marginalize and exclude. Those marginalized and excluded respond to the demands of history in different ways, perhaps by conceiving of death in terms of a nostalgia for limbo. Bartra subdues his conspiratorial tone, however, and offers a more socio-historical explanation of the invention of the Mexican concept of death.

In conclusion, he says,: 61 Bartra , p. Its existence and history belong, therefore, to the realm of mythology and to the symbolism of contemporary society. As a discourse of the colonial difference, the Mexican idea of death, regardless of whether it is a function of myth or whether it is legitimately grounded, is part of the Mexican way of life.

It is there in the very constitution of the Mexican imagination. Poets and philosophers do not differ in their representations of death or its significance—or lack thereof. We suspect that philosophers, specifically, those who are charged with a more profound and objective analysis of reason and its ideas, fall victim to their station in the colonial difference; philosophy, too, finds itself in a limiting situation.

But this would be expected. Thinking from the colonial difference will necessarily give rise to different thoughts, different vocabularies, and a different rationality. It is by analysis of this rationality that we may gain a better understanding into the 64 Bartra , p. References Bartra, Roger The Cage of Melancholy, trans. Christopher J. Rutgers University Press. Becker, Ernest The Denial of Death.

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Chatterjee, Partha Princeton University Press. Freud, Sigmund Beyond the Pleasure Principle, trans. Hogarth Press. Giddens, Anthony Stanford University Press.

Gruzinski, Serge Deke Dusinberre. Hegel, G. The Phenomenology of Spirit, trans.

Oxford University Press. Introduction to the Philosophy of History, trans. Leo Rauch. Hackett Publishing Co.See, Gruzinski In contemporary culture, Mexican attitudes toward death are found in popular music and cinema, where the title characters consistently renounce themselves to death for the most trivial or the best of reasons, for instance, love, horse, rooster, country, money, or pride.

Thus death gets a different rap: it is, like violence, animosity, and destruction, part of the national spirit, a constituent of the limit situation that places Mexicans on the margins of advanced modernity, namely, in the colonial difference.

PDF File Size: 8. Textos y Textos y pretextos After all, it is located in that negative space made possible by colonialism, namely, Latin America itself. Famed sociologist Anthony Giddens defines modernity in the following way: 6 Paz , p.

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