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Guadalupe in New YorkDevotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants$
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Alyshia Galvez

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814732144

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814732144.001.0001

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Image and Its Circulation

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Guadalupe in New York

Alyshia Gálvez

NYU Press

This chapter is about the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe and its ability to serve as a beacon to Mexican immigrants in New York City, as well as its circulation. The chapter focuses in part on la misión guadalupana, the practice of carrying an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe from home to home, one of the most common practices among comités guadalupanos around the city. La misión is frequently one of the activities least known to outsiders but most important for the members of the comités, not only for marking members and potential members as part of the community but also a means by which the group makes claims over a specific local territory.

Keywords:   la misión guadalupana, comités guadalupanos, Our Lady of Guadalupe, religious iconography, New York City

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