Lowrider Space: Aesthetics and Politics of Mexican American Custom Cars

Lowrider Space: Aesthetics and Politics of Mexican American Custom Cars

by Ben Chappell

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Overview

The first ethnographic book devoted to lowrider custom car culture puts a new spin on an aesthetic and mechanical achievement through which Mexican Americans alter the urban landscape and make a place for themselves in an often segregated society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292754249
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 1,206,010
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ben Chappell is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Cruising Spaces
  • Chapter Two. Inside Out: The Ambivalent Aesthetics of Lowrider Interiors
  • Chapter Three. Auto Bodies
  • Chapter Four. Work: The Producer as Author
  • Chapter Five. Neither Gangsters nor Santitos
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Reference List
  • Index

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