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Author Vargas, Deborah R.

Title Dissonant divas in chicana music : the limits of la onda / Deborah R. Vargas
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012
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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
Summary 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 "dissonant divas" Vargas discusses, performers who stimulate our listening for alternative borderlands imaginaries that are inaudible within the limits of "la onda.". Dissonant Divas in C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gender identity in music.
Mexican American women.
Mexican Americans -- Music.
Music -- Social aspects.
Music -- Mexico -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Tejano music -- History and criticism.
Women musicians -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816680183 (electronic bk.)
9780816680184 (electronic bk.)