Transnational Encounters

Edited by Alejandro L. Madrid

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735921
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918607 | DOI:
Transnational Encounters

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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 performativity of music within a politically and culturally contested geography.

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

Book.  424 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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