Dictionary of Chicano Folklore

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Abc-Clio Incorporated, 2000 - Reference - 332 pages
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Entries cover specific regions, genres of folk speech, folk narrative, cultural traditions, artifacts, foods, ceremonies, rites, and define contemporary Hispanic terms ranging from duendes, pintos, and las posadas to pachucos, low riders, and Zozobra.

The "Dictionary of Chicano Folklore" is the perfect resource for high school and undergraduate students interested in Chicano culture or for scholars seeking bibliographic material.

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This inclusive lexicon offers terms associated with the Chicano population and its history, experiences, and customs, though the focus is on Mexican Americans who came of age in the 1960s in the ... Read full review

Contents

El Abuelo Grandfather
1
Agringado Anglicized
7
Ay Vienen los Yankees Here
14
LaBamba21
21
CONTENTS
50
Chili Queens
57
El Coco Bogeyman
64
Con Safos Dont Mess with This
70
Los Lobos The Wolves
154
Mai Ojo Evil Eye
160
Los Matachines Dancers
166
Mojado Wetback
172
Murrieta Joaquin
178
Nichos Niches
184
Oso Juan
190
Contents
236

Coyote
78
Dcimas Poetic Narratives
85
El Diez y Seis de Septiembre The
92
Kermds Festival
147
El Teatro Campesino Farmworkers
242
Tfo Taco A Traitor
248
Bibliography
277
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About the author (2000)

Rafaela G. Castro has lectured in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and at California State University, Hayward. She has worked in the libraries of the University of Oregon and Contra Costa College. Currently she is a librarian in the Humanities/Social Sciences department of
Shields Library at the University of California, Davis.

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