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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 ethnomusicology.

About the Author

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. García is Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Musics at California State University, Northridge.

Table of Contents

Foreword \ Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Introduction: Toward a De-Colonial Performatics of the US Latina and Latino Borderlands \ Chela Sandoval, Arturo J. Aldama, and Peter J. García

ACTO 1. Performing Emancipation: Inner Work, Public Acts

1. Body as Codex-ized Word / Cuerpo Como Palabra (en-)Códice-ado: Chicana/Indígena and Mexican Transnational Performative Indigeneities \ Micaela Díaz-Sánchez

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 Gutiérrez-Jones

6. Decolonizing Gender Performativity: A Thesis for Emancipation in Early Chicana Feminist Thought (1969<N>1979) \ Daphne V. Taylor-García

ACTO 2. Ethnographies of Performance: The Río Grande and Beyond

7. Performing Indigeneity in a South Texas Community: Los Matachines de la Santa Cruz \ Norma E. Cantú

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-González

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 Río Grande River \ William Anthony Nericcio

10. Decolonial Border Queers: Case Studies of Chicana/o Lesbians, Gay Men, and Transgender Folks in El Paso / Juárez \ Emma Pérez

11 "Te Amo, Te Amo, Te Amo": Lorenzo Antonio and Sparx Performing Nuevo México Music \ Peter J. García

12. Sonic Geographies and Anti-Border Musics: "We Didn't Cross the Border, the Borders Crossed Us" \ Roberto D. Hernández

13. Lila Downs's Borderless Performance: Transculturation and Musical Communication \ Brenda M. Romero

ACTO 3. Nepantla Aesthetics in the Trans/Nacional

14. El Macho: How the Women of Teatro Luna Became Men \ Paloma Martínez-Cruz and Liza Ann Acosta

15. Suturing Las Ramblas to East LA: Transnational Performances of Josefina López's Real Women Have Curves \ Tiffany Ana López

16. Loving Revolution: Same-Sex Marriage and Queer Resistance in Monica Palacios's Amor y Revolución \ Marivel T. Danielson

17. Is Ugly Betty a Real Woman? Representations of Chicana Femininity Inscribed as a Site of (Transformative) Difference \ Jennifer Esposito

18. Indian Icon, Gay Macho: Felipe Rose of Village People \ Gabriel S. Estrada

ACTO 4. (De)Criminalizing Bodies: Ironies of Performance

19. No Somos Criminales: Crossing Borders in Contemporary Latina and Latino Music \ Arturo J. Aldama

20. "Pelones y Matones": Chicano Cholos Perform for a Punitive Audience \ Victor M. Rios and Patrick Lopez-Aguado

21. Mexica Hip Hop: Male Expressive Culture \ Pancho McFarland

22. The Latino Comedy Project and Border Humor in Performance \ Jennifer Alvarez Dickinson

23. (Re)Examining the Latin Lover: Screening Chicano/Latino Sexualities \ Daniel Enrique Pérez

24. Rumba's Democratic Circle in the Age of Legal Simulacra \ Berta Jottar-Palenzuela

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Aldama, Arturo J.
Indiana University Press
Peter Garc a
Garcia, Peter
Garcia, Peter J.
Garc a, Peter
Sandoval, Chela
Bloomington, IN
DRAMA / General
General Performing Arts
Performance Studies; Cinema; Gender; Latino/a; Literature and Literary Studies; Media; Music; Performance
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