The Mexican Corrido

The Mexican Corrido : A Feminist Analysis

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"... well-written and well-documented landmark study... " -Choice"This book raises important ideological and esthetic questions about the interpretation of artistic and cultural manifestations in a given society."-Hispanic American Historical Review"The present volume is provocative in direction and a refreshing addition to the extant literature on the Mexican corrido genre." -American Ethnologist"[Herrera-Sobek's] refreshing approach to analyzing masculine attitudes toward the feminine as expressed in the Mexican corrido is not only insightful but courageous." -Inez Cardozo-Freeman, Southern Folklore"... well-researched, insightful, clearly written, and well-illustrated study of a genre familiar in Hispanic culture." -Journal of the American Studies Association"... provides tantalizing insights into the inner workings and meanings of Mexico's favorite folk ballads..." -Journal of Third World StudiesChallenging the stereotypical view of the passive Mexican/Chicana woman of the archetype, the author examines the portrayal of female figures in over three thousand corridos or Mexican ballads and shows that in spite of long-dominant patriarchal ideology, the corridos reveal the presence of self-confident women throughout Mexican history. Included are a discography, a detailed bibliography of corrido collections, and several photographs of soldaderas from the internationally famous Augustin Casasola more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 156.5 x 234.7 x 15mm | 343.38g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 12 b&w photos
  • 0253207959
  • 9780253207951

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction1 The Good Mother Archetype2 The Terrible Mother Archetype3 The Mother Goddess Archetype4 The Lover Archetype5 The Soldier ArchetypeAfterwordNotesWorks Cited and ConsultedIndexIllustrations are on pages 77-83show more

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