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Quinceañera

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2010.
Series: Ilan Stavans library of Latino civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quinceanera celebration's growing social importance to the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quinceanera and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quinceanera received no formal ritual through the Catholic Church, which has since issued one. As such, the role of religion and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 9780313358241 0313358249 9780313358258 0313358257
OCLC Number: 318420887
Description: x, 134 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preparativos. Quinceanera debutante: rites and regalia of American debdom / by Karal Ann Marling --
La quinceanera: making gender and ethnic identities / by Karen Mary Davalos --
The power of ritual in a Chicano community: a young woman's status and expanding family ties / by Ruth Horowitz --
From church blessing to quinceanera Barbie: America as "spiritual benefactor" in La Quinceanera / by Kristen Deiter --
Becoming a mujercita: rituals, fiestas, and religious discourses / by Valentina Napolitano --
Performances of race, culture, class, and religion in the Somerville community / by Sara Arcaya --
Testimonios. Give us this day / by Judith Ortiz-Cofer --
La bendicion / by Julia Alvarez --
A conversation with Francisca "Panchita" Davila.
Series Title: Ilan Stavans library of Latino civilization.
Responsibility: edited by Ilan Stavans.

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Bringing together the best scholarship on the Latino experience in America, this series explores Latino life, culture, and history in the United States in its multiple facets, with its ramifications  Read more...

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