Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands

Edited by Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval and Peter J. García

Contributions by Micaela Díaz-Sánchez, Maria Lugones, Angie Chabram, Karen Mary Davalos, Carl Gutiérrez-Jones, Daphne V. Taylor-García, Norma Elia Cantú, Yolanda Broyles-González, William A. Nericcio, Emma Pérez, Roberto D. Hernández, Brenda M. Romero, Tiffany Ana López, Paloma Martinez-Cruz, Liza Ann Acosta, Marivel T. Danielson, Jennifer Esposito, Gabriel S. Estrada, Patrick Lopez-Aguado, Louis McFarland, Jennifer Alvarez Dickinson, Daniel E. Pérez, Berta Jottar, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Peter J. García, Arturo J. Aldama and Victor M. Rios

Published by: Indiana University Press

522 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 27 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253005748
  • Published: October 2012


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253002952
  • Published: October 2012


  • eBook
  • 9780253008770
  • Published: October 2012


In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music, theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance activism, fashion, and street theater as points of entry, contributors discuss cultural practices and the fashoning of identity in Latino/a communities throughout the US. Examining the areas of crossover between Latin and American cultures gives new meaning to the notion of "borderlands." This volume features senior scholars and up-and-coming academics from cultural, visual, and performance studies, folklore, and ethnomusicology.