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Loca motion : the travels of Chicana and Latina popular culture

Author: Michelle Habell-Pallán
Publisher: New York : New York University, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"2006 Honorable Mention for MLA Prize in US Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies. In the summer of 1995, El Vez, the 'Mexican Elvis', along with his backup singers and band, The Lovely Elvettes and the Memphis Mariachis, served as master of ceremony for a ground-breaking show, 'Diva L.A.: A Salute to L.A.'s Latinas in the Tanda Style.' The performances were remarkable not only for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Habell-Pallán, Michelle.
Loca motion.
New York : New York University, ©2005
(DLC) 2004023712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Habell-Pallán
ISBN: 9781429414159 1429414154 9780814773406 0814773400
OCLC Number: 76838925
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Commended for MLA Prize 2005
Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: From the shadows of the Spanish fantasy heritage to a transnational imaginary --
"No cultural icon": Marisela Norte and spoken word: East L.A. Noir and the U.S./Mexico border --
The politics of representation: queerness and the transnational family in Luis Alfaro's performance --
Translated/translating woman: comedienne/solo performer Marga Gomez "sending all those Puerto Ricans Back to Mexico" and the politics of a sexualized location --
"Soy punkera, y que?": sexuality, translocality, and punk in Los Angeles and beyond --
Bridge over troubled borders: the transnational appeal of Chicano popular music --
Epilogue: "call us Americans, 'cause we are all from the Américas": Latinos at home in Canada.
Responsibility: Michelle Habell-Pallán.


Drawing on the lives and work of a diverse group of artists, Michelle Habell-Pallan explores perspectives that defy both traditional forms of Latino cultural nationalism and the expectations of US  Read more...
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"Forget about Ricky Martin and Shakira, here come El Vez and Marga Gomez. Habell-Pallan has produced a highly original study of Chicano/Latino popular culture and of its local, national and Read more...

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