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Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Alejandro L. Madrid


This volume maps out the continuous transnational dialogues that have informed culture and life at the U.S.‐Mexico border through the study of a wide variety of musical practices from the area. Without neglecting border musics that have been privileged in music scholarship (such as Tejano, corrido, and norteña) this book focuses on neglected indigenous, popular, and alternative musical practices in order to challenge biased understandings of the border as a homogeneous cultural area. The book’s multi‐disciplinary perspective offers a unique perspective to answer questions about the performativ ... More

Keywords: border, music, performance, transnationalism, globalization, identity, representation, Mexico, U.S

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735921
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro L. Madrid, editor
University of Illinois - Chicago

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Part One Border Meanings

2 Reggae on the Border

Luis Alvarez ■

4 Narcocorridos

Mark C. Edberg ■

Part Two Nationalisms

5 Mariachi Reimaginings

Donald Henriques ■

Part Three Indigeneity and Modernity

Part Four Cultural Citizenship and Rights

10 Transnational Cultural Constructions

Jesus A. Ramos-Kittrell ■

Part Five Trans-Border Cosmopolitan Audiotopias

12 The Tijuana Sound

Josh Kun ■

13 La avanzada regia

Ignacio Corona ■

Part Six Contested Identities

Part Seven Performing Locality and Gender

17 Dancing Reggaetón with Cowboy Boots

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera ■

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