“This Is Our <i>Música,</i> Guy!”:

José E. Limón

in Transnational Encounters

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735921
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918607 | DOI:
“This Is Our Música, Guy!”:

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Abstract: This chapter takes a somewhat testimonial tone to tell us how the author has witnessed the rise of an anti-Mexican rhetoric among Tejano groups that resonates with the larger anti-immigrant sentiment that has flourished in the U.S. in the last 15 years. The author shows how music and the ideas of loyalty and authenticity linked to it play a fundamental role in the validation of these discourses, as Mexican-American politicians in Texas capitalize on the Tejano fans's anxiety that their favorite music might be changing due to the growing influences of the norteña music favored by new Mexican immigrants.

Keywords: Tejano; nationalism; immigrants

Chapter.  7368 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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