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Selenidad : Selena, Latinos, and the performance of memory

Author: Deborah Parédez
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
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An outpouring of memorial tributes & public expressions of grief followed the death in 1995 of Tejana recording artist Selena Quintanilla Peŕez. Calling these acts of mourning 'Selenidad', the author explores their significance & the broader meanings of remembering Selena.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parédez, Deborah, 1970-
Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009
Named Person: Selena; Selena; Selena (Sängerin)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Parédez
ISBN: 9780822344896 0822344890 9780822345022 0822345021
OCLC Number: 301948489
Description: xxiii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Selenidad and latinidad in the 1990s --
Soundtracks of Selenidad : "disco medley" and "como la flor" --
Colonial past, Tejano present : civic maintenance at Selena's memorial --
Selena forever, Latino futures --
Becoming Selena, becoming Latina --
"Como la flor" reprised : queer Selenidad.
Responsibility: Deborah Paredez.


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"In this outstanding book, Deborah Paredez teaches us important lessons about the politics of Latinidad. She makes insightful connections between Selena's memorialization and contemporary issues Read more...

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