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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Velvet Barrios

Popular Culture and Chicana/o Sexualities

Editors: Gasper De Alba, Alicia (Ed.)

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About this book

In Chicana/o popular culture, nothing signifies the working class, highly-layered, textured, and metaphoric sensibility known as "rasquache aesthetic" more than black velvet art. The essays in this volume examine that aesthetic by looking at icons, heroes, cultural myths, popular rituals, and border issues as they are expressed in a variety of ways. The contributors dialectically engage methods of popular cultural studies with discourses of gender, sexuality, identity politics, representation, and cultural production. In addition to a hagiography of "locas santas," the book includes studies of the sexual politics of early Chicana activists in the Chicano youth movement, the representation of Latina bodies in popular magazines, the stereotypical renderings of recipe books and calendar art, the ritual performance of Mexican femaleness in the quinceañera, and mediums through which Chicano masculinity is measured.

About the authors

ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA is Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she teaches courses on barrio popular culture, border consciousness, lesbian literature and creative writing. She is the author of Chicana Art Inside/Outside the Master's House (Texas 98) and Sor Juana's Second Dream (New Mexico 99).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • A Chicana Hagiography for the Twenty-first Century

    Alcalá, Rita Cano

    Pages 3-15

  • In Search of the Authentic Pachuco

    Madrid, Arturo

    Pages 17-40

  • The “Macho” Body as Social Malinche

    Estrada, Gabriel S.

    Pages 41-60

  • Deconstructing the Mythical Homeland

    Gutiérrez, Laura

    Pages 63-74

  • A Poverty of Relations

    Rodríguez, Ralph

    Pages 75-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Velvet Barrios
Book Subtitle
Popular Culture and Chicana/o Sexualities
Editors
  • Alicia Gasper De Alba
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04269-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-04269-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6096-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6097-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 327
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