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Nosotros : a study of everyday meanings in Hispano New Mexico / Alvin O. Korte.

By: Korte, Alvin O.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Latinos in the United States series: Publisher: East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 357 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609173210; 160917321X; 9781628961010; 1628961015.Subject(s): Hispanic Americans -- New Mexico -- Social life and customsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Nosotros.DDC classification: 305.8680789 LOC classification: F805.S75 | K675 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Phenomenology of everyday life : fenomenologia cotidiana y los hispanos -- The oral tradition : el saber popular -- Mortification, an interactional perspective : la mortificacion -- Shame, respect, and joking exchanges : verguenza, respeto, y la carría -- Violence in mexican music : mancornando -- Being in prison : en la pinta -- Multiple realities : múltiples realidades -- Curse and disorder : el desmadre -- Leave taking : despedidas -- From tombstones to star trek : que poco soy! : "no soy mas" -- Seeking light after the great night : tinieblas -- Giving thanks : dando gracias -- Final thoughts : pensamientos ultimos -- Notes.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and index.

Phenomenology of everyday life : fenomenologia cotidiana y los hispanos -- The oral tradition : el saber popular -- Mortification, an interactional perspective : la mortificacion -- Shame, respect, and joking exchanges : verguenza, respeto, y la carría -- Violence in mexican music : mancornando -- Being in prison : en la pinta -- Multiple realities : múltiples realidades -- Curse and disorder : el desmadre -- Leave taking : despedidas -- From tombstones to star trek : que poco soy! : "no soy mas" -- Seeking light after the great night : tinieblas -- Giving thanks : dando gracias -- Final thoughts : pensamientos ultimos -- Notes.

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CHOICE Review

Retired professor Korte employs a phenomenological approach to the study of "everyday meanings in Hispano New Mexico." He uses mixed methods--textual analysis, anecdote, family history and autobiography, poetics, ethnography, and social phenomenology--to analyze the infrequently explored Hispano community (a group claiming ties to Iberian settlers prior to Mexican independence and the annexation of the region in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo). The book is voracious in its scope, examining popular music, idioms, art, and prison customs. It is descriptive and features a lively willingness to code switch linguistically and analytically. Korte is clearly a skilled and effective tour guide in the rich world with which he is so familiar. Unfortunately, the phenomenological approach is likely to alienate broad swaths of potential readers. The density of the book's theoretical portions does little to recommend it for undergraduate or general readerships, and it is probably too analytically scattered for many scholarly audiences. More troubling is the book's unapologetic approach to what is largely a masculine universe. The book, as such, is aptly titled "nosotros," as "nosotras" are given little subjectivity here. Metaphors of cuckoldry, prison politics, and corridos are a rich focus but probably only half the story. Summing Up: Not recommended. A. F. Galvez Lehman College/CUNY

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<p>Alvin O. Korte is a retired professor. He facilitates a group of domestic violence off enders for Somos Familia: Family Institute Inc.</p>

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