Wild Tongues: Transnational Mexican Popular Culture

Wild Tongues: Transnational Mexican Popular Culture

by Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz


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An innovative application of four social types-the downtrodden Peladita/Peladito and the zoot-suited Pachuca/Pachuco-that illuminates working-class subjects in a broad spectrum of Mexican and Mexican American cultural production.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292754270
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Series: Chicana Matters
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz is Associate Professor of Spanish and Transnational Mexican Literature and Culture at Trinity University. Her areas of interest are Mexican and Chicana/o literatures and cultures, gender and sexuality, as well as theater and performance studies.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: Wild Tongues/Lenguas Necias
  • Chapter 1: From the Carpa to the Novel: The Peladito in Las aventuras de Don Chipote, o Cuando los pericos mamen
  • Chapter 2: Las Peladitas: Gender and Humor in Teatro de Carpa
  • Chapter 3: Transnational Pachucada: Artistic Representations in Film, Theater, and Music across the Border
  • Chapter 4: Of Wild Tongues and Restless Bodies: María Elena Gaitán's Performance Art
  • Chapter 5: Beyond the Comfort Zone: Dan Guerrero's ¡Gaytino!
  • Conclusion: Connecting the Past with the Present
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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