Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture & Chicana/o Sexualities
In Chicano/a popular culture, nothing signifies the working class, highly-layered, textured, and metaphoric sensibility known as "rasquache aesthetic" more than black velvet art. The essays in this volume examine that aesthetic by looking at icons, heroes, cultural myths, popular rituals, and border issues as they are expressed in a variety of ways. The contributors dialec...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 22nd 2003 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published December 20th 2002)
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