Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture / Edition 1

Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture / Edition 1

by Michelle Habell-Pallan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814736637

ISBN-13: 9780814736630

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Habell-Pallan (ethnic studies, U. of Washington, Seattle) examines the spread of Chicano/a and Latino/a popular culture—spoken word, performance art, comedy, theater, and music—within and beyond the hemisphere to understand the role played by such work in the construction of new cultural forms and identities. Coverage includes the historical context of the

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Habell-Pallan (ethnic studies, U. of Washington, Seattle) examines the spread of Chicano/a and Latino/a popular culture—spoken word, performance art, comedy, theater, and music—within and beyond the hemisphere to understand the role played by such work in the construction of new cultural forms and identities. Coverage includes the historical context of the Spanish Fantasy Heritage; the writing of Marisela Norte and feminist transnational identities; playwright and performance artist Luis Alfaro; Puerto Rican and Cuban American comedy performance, and the work of Marga Gomez; Jimmy Mendiola's 1996 film, Pretty Vacant; the music of Chicano performer El Vez; and Chicana performance in Canada. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736630
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
895,465
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 From the Shadows of the Spanish Fantasy Heritage to a Transnational Imaginary
2 “No Cultural Icon”: Marisela Norte and Spoken Word—East L.A. Noir and the U.S./Mexico Border
3 The Politics of Representation: Queerness and the Transnational Family in Luis Alfaro’s Performance
4 Translated/Translating Woman: Comedienne/Solo Performer Marga Gomez, “Sending All Those Puerto Ricans Back to Mexico,” and the Politics of a Sexualized Location
5 “¿Soy Punkera, Y Que?”: Sexuality, Translocality, and Punk in Los Angeles and Beyond
6 Bridge over Troubled Borders: The Transnational Appeal of Chicano Popular Music
Epilogue: “Call Us Americans, ’Cause We Are All from the Américas”: Latinos at Home in Canada
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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