Chicana Traditions Continuity and Change

ISBN-10: 0252070127
ISBN-13: 9780252070129
Edition: 2002
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

"The first anthology to focus specifically on the topic of Chicana expressive culture, Chicana Traditions features the work of native scholars: Chicanas engaged in careers as professors and students, performing artists and folklorists, archivists and museum coordinators, and community activists.Blending narratives of personal experience with more formal, scholarly discussions, Chicana Traditions tells the insider story of a professional woman mariachi performer and traces the creation and evolution of the escaramuza charra (all-female precision riding team) within the male-dominated charreada, or Mexican rodeo. Other essays cover the ranchera (country or rural) music of the transnational performer Lydia Mendoza, the complex crossover of Selena's Tejano music, and the bottle cap and jar lid art of Goldie Garcia.Framed by the Chicana feminist concept of the borderlands, a formative space where cultures and identities converge, Chicana Traditions offers a lively commentary on how women continue to invent, reshape, and transcend their traditional culture."

Olga Naacute;jera-Ramiacute;rezis a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.Norma E. Cantuacute;is a professor of English at the University of Texas, San Antonio.Brenda M. Romerois an associate professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Enduring Traditions
Chicana Life-Cycle Rituals
Art of the Santera
The Indita Genre of New Mexico: Gender and Cultural Identification
Danger! Children at Play: Patriarchal Ideology and the Construction of Gender in Spanish-Language Hispanic/Chicano Children's Songs and Games
Caminando con La Llorona: Traditional and Contemporary Narratives
Practicing Traditions
Indianizing Catholicism: Chicana/India/Mexicana Indigenous Spiritual Practices in Our Image
Las Que Menos Queria el Nino: Women of the Fidencista Movement
Transgressing the Taboo: A Chicana's Voice in the Mariachi World
Transforming Traditions
Meeting La Cantante through Verse, Song, and Performance
Ranchera Music(s) and the Legendary Lydia Mendoza: Performing Social Location and Relations
Mounting Traditions: The Origin and Evolution of La Escaramuza Charra
Cruzando Frontejas: Remapping Selena's Tejano Music "Crossover"
Goldie Garcia: La Reina de South Broadway y Rasquache
Selected Bibliography of Chicana Folklore
Contributors
Index

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