La religiosidad peregrina de los jaliscienses: vírgenes viajeras, apariciones en los no lugares y santos polleros
The Wandering Religiosity of the People of Jalisco: Traveling Virgins, Apparitions in Non-Places, and Border-Smuggling Saints
This article aims to demonstrate that popular Catholic traditions in the state of Jalisco, Mexico do not simply represent a residue of the past but rather bestow continuity and territorial anchorage on new situations of mobility, displacement, and emergent (prefigurative) identities. The need for roots that characterizes contemporary life cuts across and reconfigures the most traditional of practices, those which in Mexico, as elsewhere in Latin America, are intimately associated with popular Catholicism. How do the effects of mobility manifest themselves in popular religiosity? The present essay illustrates and analyzes this phenomenon by way of several examples taken from a broader investigation into wandering religiosity, Marian apparitions in non-places, and the invention of patron saints for migrants.