The Mexican Corrido

The Mexican Corrido

A Feminist Analysis

Book - 1990
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"... well-written and well-documented landmark study... " --Choice

"This book raises important ideological and esthetic questions about the interpretation of artistic and cultural manifestations in a given society."nbsp;--Hispanic American Historical Review

"The present volume is provocative in direction and a refreshing addition to the extant literature on the Mexican #157;corrido genre." --American Ethnologist

"[Herrera-Sobek's] refreshing approach to analyzing masculine attitudes toward the feminine as expressed in the Mexican #157;corrido is not only insightful but courageous." --Inez Cardozo-Freeman, Southern Folklore

"... well-researched, insightful, clearly written, and well-illustrated study of a genre familiar in Hispanic culture." --Journal of the American Studies Association

"... provides tantalizing insights into the inner workings and meanings of Mexico's favorite folk ballads..." --Journal of Third World Studies

Challenging the stereotypical view of the passive Mexican/Chicana woman of the archetype, the author examines the portrayal of female figures in over three thousand #157;corridos or Mexican ballads and shows that in spite of long-dominant patriarchal ideology, the #157;corridos reveal the presence of self-confident women throughout Mexican history. Included are a discography, a detailed bibliography of #157;corrido collections, and several photographs of #157;soldaderas from the internationally famous Augustin Casasola collection.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1990
ISBN: 9780253327390
Call Number: 784.4962 ZH433m
Characteristics: xix, 151 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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