Zoot Suiter (español)
Feb07

Zoot Suiter (español)

Si la pachuca está ausente en ésta y otras imágenes icónicas mexicano-americanas de los años cuarenta… la construcción del contexto masculino mexicoamericano de los motines de los pachucos es inequívocamente heterosexual. Sin embargo, el estilo de moda de los pachucos, el que se empeña en adornar y llamar la atención al cuerpo masculino racializado, convirtiéndolo en un objeto de deseo, problematiza el impulso normalizador que...

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Zoot Suiter
Feb07

Zoot Suiter

If the pachuca is absent from this and other iconic images of 1940s Mexican Americans… the male Mexican American constructed context of the Zoot Suit Riots is unmistakably heterosexual. And yet the fashion system of the pachucos, one that insists on adorning and drawing attention to the racialized male body, indeed making it an object of desire, problematizes the normalizing impulse that underlies such a construction. Robert...

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Entry: 2487
Nov27

Entry: 2487

In “2487: Giving Voice in Diaspora,” Mexican artist Luz María Sánchez uses sound-based art to trouble a statistic brought on by institutional violence on the U.S./Mexico border. Dolores Inés Casillas In 2006 Luz María Sánchez used a lone statistic from 2004 – 2487, the number of bodies found dead throughout the border region of the U.S. and Mexico – to create a sound-based art installation for the San Antonio Artpace (now available as...

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La Bamba

This entry briefly traces several trajectories of “La Bamba,” the traditional Mexican wedding song from the Veracruz region, in the son jarocho style, which blends Spanish, indigenous, and African musical elements. Anthony Macias UC Riverside This entry briefly traces several trajectories of “La Bamba,” the traditional Mexican wedding song from the Veracruz region, in the son jarocho style, which blends Spanish, indigenous, and...

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