Dancing Reggaetón with Cowboy Boots

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

in Transnational Encounters

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735921
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918607 | DOI:
Dancing Reggaetón with Cowboy Boots

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In chapter, two seemingly excluding Latina/o dance venues in Phoenix, Arizona, provide a perfect excuse to explore how expressive culture has worked as a site for the development of discourses of masculinity and queerness at the U.S.-Mexico border, and how these discourses have been transformed into bodily practices and behaviors in transcultural and transnational settings that contest essentialist stereotypes about ethnicity and sexuality.

Keywords: Queerness; masculinity; norteña; reggaeton; embodiment; performativity

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Subjects: Ethnomusicology ; American Music

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