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Troubling Gender Youth and Cumbia in Argentina's Music Scene

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ISBN-10: 1439902674

ISBN-13: 9781439902677

Edition: 2011

Authors: Pablo Vila, Pablo Seman, Eloisa Martin, Maria Julia Carozzi

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Cumbia villera—literally, cumbia from the shantytowns—is a musical genre quite popular with Argentine youth who frequent urban dance halls. Its songs are known for their highly sexualized lyrics—about girls dancing provocatively or experiencing erotic pleasure. The songs exhibit the tensions at play in the different ways people relate to this musical genre.InTroubling Gender, noted sociologists Pablo Vila and Pablo Semán scrutinize the music's lyrics and the singers' and dancers' performances. At the same time, the authors conduct in depth-interviews to examine the ways males construct and appropriate cumbia's lyrics, and how females identify, appropriate, and playfully and critically…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The History: Trajectory and Consolidation of the Cumbia in the Field of Argentine Music
The Lyrics
What Boys Have to Say
What Girls Have to Say
Postscript: Moving away from Name-Calling