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

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Overview

An examination of contemporary transnational social dynamics through the lens of Chicano and Latino popular culture, which turns to practitioners of spoken word, performance art, theater, and music to examine US-Mexican-Canadian border culture.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Loca Motion is a work of intelligent exuberance. Michelle Habell-Pallán has the eyes, ears, and heart to read popular performance, culture, and music as the new archives of Chicana and Latina transnational and translocal histories.”
-Lisa Lowe,UC San Diego

“Forget about Ricky Martin and Shakira, here come El Vez and Marga Gomez. Habell-Pallán has produced a highly original study of Chicano/Latino popular culture and of its local, national and international dimensions by taking us into the world of alternative and experimental Chicano/Latino art.”
-Arlene Davila,author of Barrio Dreams

“Offers insight into the dynamics of race, class, gender and sexuality.”
-Hispanic LInk Weekly Report

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814736630
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Habell-Pallán is an Associate Professor in the Women Studies Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the co-editor with Mary Romero of Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2002).

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Table of Contents

1 From the shadows of the Spanish fantasy heritage to a transnational imaginary 15
2 "No cultural icon" : Marisela Norte and spoken word - East L.A. noir and the U.S./Mexico border 43
3 The politics of representation : queerness and the transnational family in Luis Alfaro's performance 81
4 Translated/translating woman : comedienne/solo performer Marga Gomez, "sending all those Puerto Ricans back to Mexico," and the politics of a sexualized location 112
5 "Soy Punkera, Y Que?" : sexuality, translocality, and punk in Los Angeles and beyond 147
6 Bridge over troubled borders : the transnational appeal of Chicano popular music 181
Epilogue : "call us Americans, 'cause we are all from the Americas" : Latinos at home in Canada 205
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