Saturday, February 4, 2017

[ The fabrication of new traditions was a device to maintain control over the locals’ minds.[1] The intention was to normalize the colonizer’s culture in the eyes of the locals. “…the public procession painting, which served to legitimate the cult by inserting it to official religious life, and the subsequent local healing miracles, encouraged devotion and testified to the efficacy of the image.”[2] Traditions like this started to appear all over the Americas. They became very popular because they allowed people to become part of the traditions. Attending these events was also a way to display their social status.]

[1] Said, Edward W. 1993. Culture and imperialism. New York: Knopf. 16.
[2] Katzew, Ilona, and Luisa Elena Alcalá. 2011. Contested visions in the Spanish colonial world. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 243.

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