Ciudad de México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 145p., photos, indices, wrps. New. Item #81650
Some people may find it strange that a noted social historian (or sociologist-historian) like Carlos Martínez Assad should coordinate a book dedicated to the Catholic ritual of first communion. But such an endeavor will not seem strange to those who appreciate the importance of the history of mentalities, the ethnography of emotions and the analysis of rituals to understand the culture of an era and a community. The first communion of which this book speaks gives us a key to understanding the Catholic world of the 20th century, especially in Latin countries and in middle-class urban Mexico.