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México's nobodies, the cultural legacy of the soldadera and Afro-Mexican women, B. Christine Arce

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México's nobodies, the cultural legacy of the soldadera and Afro-Mexican women, B. Christine Arce
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
México's nobodies
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
961825734
Responsibility statement
B. Christine Arce
Series statement
Suny series, genders in the global South
Sub title
the cultural legacy of the soldadera and Afro-Mexican women
Summary
"Analyzes cultural materials that grapple with gender and blackness to revise traditional interpretations of Mexicanness. México's Nobodies examines two key figures in Mexican history that have remained anonymous despite their proliferation in the arts: the soldadera and the figure of the mulata. B. Christine Arce unravels the stunning paradox evident in the simultaneous erasure (in official circles) and ongoing fascination (in the popular imagination) with the nameless people who both define and fall outside of traditional norms of national identity. The book traces the legacy of these extraordinary figures in popular histories and legends, the Inquisition, ballads such as 'La Adelita' and 'La Cucaracha, ' iconic performers like Toña la Negra, and musical genres such as the son jarocho and danzón. This study is the first of its kind to draw attention to art's crucial role in bearing witness to the rich heritage of blacks and women in contemporary México"--Publisher's description
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The paradox of invisibility -- Entre Adelitas y Cucarachas : The Soldadera as Trope in the Mexican Revolution. Soldaderas and the making of revolutionary spaces -- The many faces of the soldadera and the adelita complex -- Beyond the "custom of her sex and country" -- The Blacks in the Closet. Black magic and the Inquisition : the legend of La Mulata de Córdoba and the case of Antonia de Soto -- "Dios pinta como quiere" : blackness and redress in Mexican golden age film -- The music of the Afro-Mexican universe and the dialectics of Son -- Conclusion: To be expressed otherwise
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Cultural legacy of the soldadera and Afro-Mexican women
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