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Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica (Music in American Life)

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Synopsis:

John H. McDowell provides an in-depth study of the Mexican ballad form known as the corrido, a body of poetry that takes violence as its subject. Through interviews with corrido composers and performers, both male and female, and a generous sampling of ballad texts, McDowell reveals a living vernacular tradition that chronicles local and regional rivalries. A detailed case study with broad social and cultural implications, Poetry and Violence is a compelling commentary on violence as human experience and as communicative action.

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An in-depth examination of the Mexican ballad tradition of the corrido and its complex relationship with violence

About the Author

John H. McDowell, a professor of folklore, director of the Folklore Institute, and chair of the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, is the author of "So Wise Were Our Elders": Mythic Narrative of the Kamsá and Children's Riddling, for which he won the Chicago Folklore Prize.

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ISBN:
9780252075629
Author:
Mcdowell, John H.
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
McDowell, John H.
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music in American Life
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Violence in Society

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John H. McDowell provides an in-depth study of the Mexican ballad form known as the corrido, a body of poetry that takes violence as its subject. Through interviews with corrido composers and performers, both male and female, and a generous sampling of ballad texts, McDowell reveals a living vernacular tradition that chronicles local and regional rivalries. A detailed case study with broad social and cultural implications, Poetry and Violence is a compelling commentary on violence as human experience and as communicative action.
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