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Chicano Folklore: A Handbook

Chicano Folklore: A Handbook

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Chicanos and Chicanas, or Mexican Americans, are deeply rooted in the cultures of African, European, and Native American groups. The richness of Chicano culture is especially evident in such folklore genres as myths, tales, legends, traditional beliefs, songs, games, and riddles. Written especially for high school students and general readers, this book is an introductory guide to Chicano folklore. It defines and classifies the folklore, provides numerous examples and texts, discusses the presence of Chicano folklore in literature and popular culture, and reviews scholarship and criticism.

Written expressly for high school students and general readers, the volume classifies and defines Chicano folklore and provides background information on the historical contexts in which Chicanos have thrived. It also provides numerous examples and texts from various folklore genres and discusses the importance of Chicano folklore to literature and popular culture. In addition, it reviews scholarship and critical approaches and closes with a bibliography and glossary. This book will help students appreciate America's cultural diversity as they learn about the fascinating traditions of this important ethnic group.

Author: Maria Herrera-Sobek
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 09/01/2006
Pages: 296
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.47lbs
Size: 9.26h x 6.46w x 1.24d
ISBN: 9780313333255

Review Citation(s):
Reference and Research Bk News 02/01/2007 pg. 94
Multicultural Review 05/01/2007 pg. 17

About the Author

MARÍA HERRERA-SOBEK holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair in Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her many books include The Bracero Experience: Elitelore versus Folklore (1979), The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist Analysis (1990), and Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song (1993). In addition, she has edited numerous anthologies and published more than a hundred articles.

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