The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis María Herrera-Sobek

ISBN: 9780253327390

Published: July 1st 1990

Hardcover

176 pages


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The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis  by  María Herrera-Sobek

The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis by María Herrera-Sobek
July 1st 1990 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780253327390 | 5.46 Mb

... well-written and well-documented landmark study... --ChoiceThis book raises important ideological and esthetic questions about the interpretation of artistic and cultural manifestations in a given society. --Hispanic American HistoricalMore... well-written and well-documented landmark study... --ChoiceThis book raises important ideological and esthetic questions about the interpretation of artistic and cultural manifestations in a given society.

--Hispanic American Historical ReviewThe present volume is provocative in direction and a refreshing addition to the extant literature on the Mexican corrido genre. --American Ethnologist[Herrera-Sobeks] refreshing approach to analyzing masculine attitudes toward the feminine as expressed in the Mexican 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 Mexicos favorite folk ballads...

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



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