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New Mexico and ‘<i>Manitos</i> at the Borderlands of Popular Music in Greater Mexico

Brenda M. Romero

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/9780199735921.003.0014
New Mexico and ‘Manitos at the Borderlands of Popular Music in Greater Mexico

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In this chapter the author guides the reader through a journey through the complex ways in which music has facilitated the consolidation of a ‘Manito identity within the ethnically contested discourses of belonging that have been historically developed by Nuevomexicanos to negotiate their heritage at the margins of the American nation. Such ‘Manito identity takes language and its expression through song as a space where cultural, ethnic, regional, and transnational alliances are possible

Keywords: New Mexico; manitos; identity

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Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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