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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.
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"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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Title: Loca motion : the travels of Chicana and Latina popular culture /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Habell-Pallán
ISBN: 9781429414159; 1429414154; 9780814773406; 0814773400
Notes: Restrictions on Access: Use copy Restrictions unspecified
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. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-286) and index.
Content: 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.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations
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.
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Habell-Pallán, Michelle. Loca motion. New York : New York University, ©2005 (DLC) 2004023712 (OCoLC)56755688
Year: ©2005.
Publisher: New York : New York University,
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.
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: PS153.H56; Dewey No.: 791/.082/0973
Actions: Actions: digitized Date: 2010 Responsibility: HathiTrust Digital Library Status: committed to preserve MARC code for source: pda MARC code for Institution: MiAaHDL
OCLC No.: 76838925

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"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 the talent displayed, but for their blend of linguistic, musical, and cultural traditions. In Loca Motion, Michelle Habell-Pallán argues that performances like Diva L.A. play a vital role in shaping and understanding contemporary transnational social dynamics. Chicano/a and Latino/a popular culture, including spoken word, performance art, comedy, theater, and punk music aesthetics, is central to developing cultural forms and identities that reach across and beyond the Americas, from Mexico City to Vancouver to Berlin. Drawing on the lives and work of a diverse group of artists, Habell-Pallán explores new perspectives that defy both traditional forms of Latino cultural nationalism and the expectations of U.S. culture. The result is a sophisticated rethinking of identity politics and an invaluable lens from which to view the complex dynamics of race, class, gender, and sexuality"--Provided by publisher.
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"Offers insight into the dynamics of race, class, gender and sexuality." -Hispanic LInk Weekly Report "Loca Motion is a work of intelligent exuberance. Michelle Habell-Pallan has the eyes, ears, and Read more...

 
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