Camino, Mercedes (2004) '¡Volviose en luto la boda!':Ritual and the Technologies of Power in Lope's Fuente Ovejuna. Modern Language Review, 99 (2). pp. 382-393. ISSN 0026-7937Full text not available from this repository.
Fuente Ovejuna's foregrounding of religious and folkloric rituals demonstrates the intimate relationship between politics and ritual in the construction of communal identity. The inhabitants of the village apprehend their past, present, and future as contiguous processes and the rituals in which they take part reinforce their notion of community. The Comendador breaks their sense of continuity by disturbing the rituals that they associate with different life cycles, forcing them to revolt. This culminates in the collective torture of the villagers, which, as Foucault has emphasized, is bound up in a relationship of power whose significance is culturally embedded and socially productive.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Modern Language Review|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Fuente Ovejuna's ; religious and folkloric rituals ; politics ; ritual ; community ; communal identity ; torture ; Foucault ; power|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited On:||27 Oct 2011 14:22|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2013 14:41|
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