Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands

Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands

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In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music, theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance activism, fashion, and street theater as points of entry, contributors discuss cultural practices and the fashoning of identity in Latino/a communities throughout the US. Examining the areas of crossover between Latin and American cultures gives new meaning to the notion of "borderlands." This volume features senior scholars and up-and-coming academics from cultural, visual, and performance studies, folklore, and more

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  • Hardback | 522 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 771.1g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 27 b&w illus.
  • 0253002958
  • 9780253002952

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I would recommend this book for scholars interested in learning about diverse ways that marginalized populations seize the tools of performance and alter them to shift the story. . . Each chapter contains enough cultural context for scholars unfamiliar with Latina/o Studies and enough entertaining performance for everyone. * Text and Presentation *show more

About Peter J. Garcia

Arturo J. Aldama is Associate Professor of Latino and Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder.Chela Sandoval is former Chair and Associate Professor of Critical Theory in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.Peter J. Garcia is Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Musics at California State University, more

Table of contents

Foreword \ Alicia Gaspar de AlbaIntroduction: Toward a De-Colonial Performatics of the US Latina and Latino Borderlands \ Chela Sandoval, Arturo J. Aldama, and Peter J. GarciaACTO 1. Performing Emancipation: Inner Work, Public Acts 1. Body as Codex-ized Word / Cuerpo Como Palabra (en-)Codice-ado: Chicana/Indigena and Mexican Transnational Performative Indigeneities \ Micaela Diaz-Sanchez 2. Milongueando Macha Homoerotics: Dancing the Tango, Torta Style (a Performative Testimonio) \ Maria Lugones 3. The Other Train That Derails Us: Performing Latina Anxiety Disorder in "The Night before Christmas" \ Angie Chabram-Dernersesian 4. The Art of Place: The Work of Diane Gamboa \ Karen Mary Davalos 5. Human Rights, Conditioned Choices, and Performance in Ana Castillo's Mixquihuala Letters \ Carl Gutierrez-Jones 6. Decolonizing Gender Performativity: A Thesis for Emancipation in Early Chicana Feminist Thought (19691979) \ Daphne V. Taylor-GarciaACTO 2. Ethnographies of Performance: The Rio Grande and Beyond 7. Performing Indigeneity in a South Texas Community: Los Matachines de la Santa Cruz \ Norma E. Cantu 8. Re-Membering Chelo Silva: The Bolero in Chicana Perspective (Women's Bodies and Voices in Postrevolutionary Urbanization: The Bohemian, Urban, and Transnational) \ Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez 9. Roland Barthes, Mojado, in Brownface: Chisme-laced Snapshots Documenting the Preposterous and Fact-laced Claim That the Postmodern Was Born along the Borders of the Rio Grande River \ William Anthony Nericcio 10. Decolonial Border Queers: Case Studies of Chicana/o Lesbians, Gay Men, and Transgender Folks in El Paso / Juarez \ Emma Perez 11 "Te Amo, Te Amo, Te Amo": Lorenzo Antonio and Sparx Performing Nuevo Mexico Music \ Peter J. Garcia 12. Sonic Geographies and Anti-Border Musics: "We Didn't Cross the Border, the Borders Crossed Us" \ Roberto D. Hernandez 13. Lila Downs's Borderless Performanceshow more

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