Selenidad

Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory

Author: Deborah Paredez

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390892

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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An outpouring of memorial tributes and public expressions of grief followed the death of the Tejana recording artist Selena Quintanilla Pérez in 1995. The Latina superstar was remembered and mourned in documentaries, magazines, websites, monuments, biographies, murals, look-alike contests, musicals, drag shows, and more. Deborah Paredez explores the significance and broader meanings of this posthumous celebration of Selena, which she labels “Selenidad.” She considers the performer’s career and emergence as an icon within the political and cultural transformations in the United States during the 1990s, a decade that witnessed a “Latin explosion” in culture and commerce alongside a resurgence of anti-immigrant discourse and policy. Paredez argues that Selena’s death galvanized Latina/o efforts to publicly mourn collective tragedies (such as the murders of young women along the U.S.-Mexico border) and to envision a brighter future. At the same time, reactions to the star’s death catalyzed political jockeying for the Latino vote and corporate attempts to corner the Latino market. Foregrounding the role of performance in the politics of remembering, Paredez unravels the cultural, political, and economic dynamics at work in specific commemorations of Selena. She analyzes Selena’s final concert, the controversy surrounding the memorial erected in the star’s hometown of Corpus Christi, and the political climate that served as the backdrop to the touring musicals Selena Forever and Selena: A Musical Celebration of Life. Paredez considers what “becoming” Selena meant to the young Latinas who auditioned for the biopic Selena, released in 1997, and she surveys a range of Latina/o queer engagements with Selena, including Latina lesbian readings of the star’s death scene and queer Selena drag. Selenidad is a provocative exploration of how commemorations of Selena reflected and changed Latinidad.
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Latino/a Literature in the Classroom

Twenty-first-century approaches to teaching

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317933974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to: Issues of form across a range of storytelling media Issues of content such as theme and character Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions Issues of institutional classroom settings The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.
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Beyond El Barrio

Everyday Life in Latina/o America

Author: Adrian Burgos,Frank Guridy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814768008

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Freighted with meaning, “el barrio” is both place and metaphor for Latino populations in the United States. Though it has symbolized both marginalization and robust and empowered communities, the construct of el barrio has often reproduced static understandings of Latino life; they fail to account for recent demographic shifts in urban centers such as New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, and in areas outside of these historic communities. Beyond El Barrio features new scholarship that critically interrogates how Latinos are portrayed in media, public policy and popular culture, as well as the material conditions in which different Latina/o groups build meaningful communities both within and across national affiliations. Drawing from history, media studies, cultural studies, and anthropology, the contributors illustrate how despite the hypervisibility of Latinos and Latin American immigrants in recent political debates and popular culture, the daily lives of America’s new “majority minority” remain largely invisible and mischaracterized. Taken together, these essays provide analyses that not only defy stubborn stereotypes, but also present novel narratives of Latina/o communities that do not fit within recognizable categories. In this way, this book helps us to move “beyond el barrio”: beyond stereotype and stigmatizing tropes, as well as nostalgic and uncritical portraits of complex and heterogeneous range of Latina/o lives.
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Latinas

Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA

Author: Iris Morales

Publisher: Red Sugarcane Press

ISBN: 9780996827645

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is a collection of poetry and prose reflecting on women's experiences and the relationship between gender and social change. It examines inequities as women but also by class, race, ethnicity, and immigration status, and reveals Latina perspectives on important contemporary sociopolitical issues.
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Dirty girls social club

Roman

Author: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499240614

Category:

Page: 475

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Tango in Translation

Tanz zwischen Medien, Kulturen, Kunst und Politik

Author: Gabriele Klein

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839412048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 6708

Tango ist Translation. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Texte beschäftigen sich mit unterschiedlichen Übertragungsbewegungen des Tangos. Sie untersuchen Tanzstile und Tanzerfahrungen, szenespezifische Rituale, diskursive Strategien und Geschlechterverhältnisse in verschiedenen lokalen Tangokulturen sowie Parodien als grenzüberschreitende Übertragungen in Tanzkunst und populären Tango-Tänzen. Die Texte zeigen, dass Übertragungsbewegungen, ob zwischen den Kulturen, innerhalb einer Tanzszene oder auch zwischen einzelnen ästhetischen Medien wie Tanz, Bild und Text, weder einen einheitlichen Ursprung haben noch linear verlaufen oder als Kopien eines vermeintlichen Originals zu deuten sind. Vielmehr wird die These plausibilisiert, dass Übertragungsbewegungen immer brüchig und fragil sind und transformieren, wenn sie in neue Kontexte gestellt und mit unterschiedlichen lebensweltlichen oder politischen Bedeutungen aufgeladen werden. Das Buch leistet einen Beitrag zur internationalen Tangoforschung und zugleich zu einer kultur-, sozial- und politikwissenschaftlich ausgerichteten Tanzforschung, die Tango als Feld einer das Politische und Soziale implizierenden transkulturellen körperlichen und subjektiven Erfahrung sichtbar macht.
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Frei sein, wo immer du bist

Author: Thich Nhat Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899019711

Category:

Page: N.A

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Gegen den Krieg

Author: Mo Ti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737410182

Category:

Page: 192

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Mädchenpower

Author: Karin Kampwerth,Corinna Streng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783522178587

Category:

Page: 127

View: 6992

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Religionen erforschen

Kulturwissenschaftliche Methoden in der Religionswissenschaft

Author: Stefan Kurth,Karsten Lehmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531932454

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 5924

Das Studienbuch bietet einen aktuellen und praxisbezogenen Einblick in das Spektrum der Forschungsmethoden, die in der historisch orientierten und gegenwartsbezogenen Religionswissenschaft zum Einsatz kommen. Die Beiträge der 11 Autorinnen und Autoren bieten Studierenden somit eine erste Orientierung für eigene Forschung.
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Über mir der Himmel

Author: Jandy Nelson

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641040167

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8006

Eine überwältigende Liebe, ein unerträglicher Verlust, eine Achterbahnfahrt der Gefühle Siebzehn Jahre hat Lennie glücklich im Schatten ihrer strahlenden Schwester gelebt, siebzehn Jahre haben die beiden ihre Kleider, ihre Gedanken, ihr Lachen geteilt. Doch jetzt ist Bailey tot und Lennie in einem Haus der Trauer, wo niemand rein- oder rauskommt. Es ist, als hätte jemand den Himmel ausgeknipst. Bis Lennie sich verliebt – zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben und gleich in zwei Jungen: Joes magisches Lächeln wird nur noch von seinem musikalischen Talent übertroffen; Toby ist stiller Cowboy, mutiger Skater – und Baileys große Liebe. Für Lennie sind sie wie Sonne und Mond; einer stößt ein Fenster in ihrem Herzen auf und lässt das Licht herein, bei dem anderen hat ihr Schmerz ein Zuhause ...
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W Juliet

best of Daisuki

Author: ... Emura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551778246

Category:

Page: 191

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Der vergrabene Spiegel

die Geschichte der hispanischen Welt

Author: Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596138609

Category:

Page: 376

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Sterben für die Indios

Zapata und die mexikanische Revolution

Author: John Womack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mexico

Page: 433

View: 5186

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Bettina Rheims

can you find happiness

Author: Philippe Dagen

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783829603515

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 2768

Since th eearly 1980x, Bettina Rheims has been the most sought-after French photographer. From her very beginnings, the female body has been the central focus of her work. Her unusual and provocative portraits and nude images each reveal a hidden part of the subject. She regularly caused stirs with projects such as Chambre close (1992), the story of a Paris voyeur watching women in hotels; KIM, a docuemntary ona transsexual,; I.N. R.I (1999), a sequence on the life of Chris, Shanghai (2004), featuring women in the midst of a powerful cultural,e conomic and spiritual evolution, and, most recently, Heroines (2006). This volume is a Best of. . .survey of Bettina Rheims' photographic oeuvre of 30 years.
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