From Pistol-Packing <i>Pelado</i> to Border Crossing <i>Mojado</i>

Cathy Ragland

in Transnational Encounters

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735921
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918607 | DOI:
From Pistol-Packing Pelado to Border Crossing Mojado

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This chapter studies the persona of Mexican musician/actor Eulalio González “Piporro.” By exploring his song's lyrics, his performance style, and his films about the U.S.-Mexico border, the author advances a thesis about Piporro's central role in the developing of a sense of norteña masculinity that eventually took over the representation of norteña culture in Mexico.

Keywords: Piporro; norteña; masculinity; performance

Chapter.  14157 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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