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Transnational Musical Encounters at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Alejandro L. Madrid

in Transnational Encounters

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735921
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918607 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0001
Transnational Musical Encounters at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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This chapter offers a brief history of the U.S.-Mexico border taking into account how the very notion of border has changed and remains contested in academic and mainstream discourses. It offers an overview of the development of border studies as academic and political projects in order to place the contributions of the volume within the academic field. Finally, it offers brief descriptions of each of the chapters, drawing content and theoretical relationships between them.

Keywords: border; frontier; transnationalism; performance; border studies

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Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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