Chicano Folklore by Rafaela Castro
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Chicano Folklore
By Rafaela Castro

Chicano Folklore

A Guide to the Folktales, Traditions, Rituals and Religious Practices of Mexican Americans

By (author) See other recent books by Rafaela Castro
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $49.07
Your Price: $44.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.91! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.21 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



Chicano Folklore by Rafaela Castro

Book Description

Did you know that barrio is a term for a Chicano neighborhood, and that some of the oldest barrios can be found in major U.S. cities, like Los Angeles, Chicago, El Paso, and San Antonio? Or that menudo is actually a soup-type dish made with tripe, the stomach lining of a cow, and typically eaten early in the morning after big holiday celebrations to cure a hangover? Chicano Folklore is replete with such interesting and often surprising facts about Mexican American culture. Even before the United States-Mexican War in 1848, when 80,000 Spanish-Mexican-Indian people suddenly became inhabitants of the United States, people of Spanish and Mexican descent had a rich and unique culture in what is now the American southwest. Understanding Chicano folklore, or the customs, rituals, and traditional cultural forms that Mexican Americans share, is extremely significant to comprehending the Chicano experience. Chicano Folklore is the first reference book to focus wholly on this subject. From burrito (literally little burro or little donkey) to zoot suit (a style of suit worn by Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Filipino Americans during the 1930s and 1940s), the dictionary's more than 225 in-depth passages thoroughly explain the meaning and background of each cultural term. We learn about the music, religious practices, food, and key historical and mythical figures that make Chicano folklore so vibrant. The detailed, immensely informative passages of Chicano Folklore will entertain and educate anyone interested in understanding Chicano culture and the colorful impact it has had on America as a whole.

Buy Chicano Folklore book by Rafaela Castro from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780195146394
ISBN-10: 0195146395
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Chicano Folklore book by Rafaela Castro and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Rafaela Castro

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.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Rafaela Castro close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close