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Dissonant divas in chicana music : the limits of la onda

Author: Deborah R Vargas
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Musical sound has been central to heteromasculinist productions of nation and homeland, whether Chicano, Tejano, Texan, Mexican, or American. If this assertion holds true, as Deborah R. Vargas suggests, then what are we to make of those singers and musicians whose representations of gender and sexuality are irreconcilable with canonical Chicano/Tejano music or what Vargas refers to as "la onda"? These are the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music
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Vargas, Deborah R.
Dissonant divas in chicana music.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012002833
(OCoLC)759909947
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah R Vargas
ISBN: 9780816680184 0816680183
OCLC Number: 815969424
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : music, mejicanas, and the Chicano wave --
Forgetting the Alamo, remembering Rosita Fernandez --
Borders, bullets, besos : the boleros of Chelo Silva --
TexMex conjunto accordion masculinity : the queer discord of Eva Ybarra and Ventura Alonzo --
Sonido de Las Am'ricas : crossing south/south borders with Eva Garza --
Giving us that brown soul : Selena's departures and arrivals --
Epilogue : the borderlands rock reverb of Gloria Rios and Girl in a Coma.
Responsibility: Deborah R. Vargas.

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Explores the resounding musical performances of Mexican American women such as Chelo Silva, Eva Ybarra, Eva Garza, and Selena within Tejano/Chicano music  Read more...

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