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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1 1 From the Shadows of the Spanish Fantasy Heritage to a Transnational Imaginary 27 2 "No Cultural Icon": Marisela Norte and Spoken Word East L.A. Noir and the U.S./Mexico Border 74 3 The Politics of Representation: Queerness and the Transnational Family in Luis Alfaro's Performance 142 4 Translated/Translating Woman: Comedienne/Solo Performer Marga Gomez "Sending all those Puerto Ricans Back to Mexico" and the Politics of a Sexualized Location 197 5 "¿Soy Punkera, Y Que?": Sexuality, Translocality, and Punk in Los Angeles and Beyond 256 6 "Bridge Over Troubled Borders": the Transnational Appeal of Chicano Popular Music 309 Epilogue "Call Us Americans, 'Cause We are All from the Américas": Latinos at Home in Canada 347 Notes 375 Works Cited 458 About the Author 503 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
American drama -- Hispanic American authors -- History and criticism.
American drama -- Mexican American authors -- History and criticism.
American drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Hispanic American women -- Intellectual life.
Mexican American women -- Intellectual life.
Hispanic Americans in the performing arts.
Women in popular culture -- United States.
Performing arts -- United States.
Performance art -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Hispanic American theater.