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Chicano Folklore: A Handbook [NOOK Book]

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Chicanos and Chicanas, or Mexican Americans, are deeply rooted in the cultures of African, European, and Native American groups. This great tripartite cultural legacy is evident in such folklore genres as myths, tales, legends, jests, folksongs, folk theater, traditional customs, beliefs, medicine, games, and riddles. It also figures in Chicano culinary traditions, arts and crafts, and other areas of daily life. This book is a concise but thorough introduction to Chicano ...

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Chicano Folklore: A Handbook

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Overview

Chicanos and Chicanas, or Mexican Americans, are deeply rooted in the cultures of African, European, and Native American groups. This great tripartite cultural legacy is evident in such folklore genres as myths, tales, legends, jests, folksongs, folk theater, traditional customs, beliefs, medicine, games, and riddles. It also figures in Chicano culinary traditions, arts and crafts, and other areas of daily life. This book is a concise but thorough introduction to Chicano folklore.

Written expressly for high school students and general readers, the volume classifies and defines Chicano folklore and provides background information on the historical contexts in which Chicanos have thrived. It also provides numerous examples and texts from various folklore genres and discusses the importance of Chicano folklore to literature and popular culture. In addition, it reviews scholarship and critical approaches and closes with a bibliography and glossary. This book will help students appreciate America's cultural diversity as they learn about the fascinating traditions of this important ethnic group.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313039010
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2006
  • Series: Greenwood Folklore Handbooks Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

MARIA HERRERA-SOBEK holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her many books include The Bracero Experience: Elitelore versus Folklore (1979), The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis (1990), and Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song (1993). In addition, she has edited numerous anthologies and published more than a hundred articles.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Definitions and Classifications

Examples and Texts

Scholarship and Approaches

Contexts

Glossary

Bibliography

Web Resources

Index

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