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Mexico in verse : a history of music, rhyme, and power / edited by Stephen Neufeld and Michael Matthews ; foreword by William H. Beezley.

Albarr�an, Elena Jackson,
Contributor(s): Matthews, Michael, 1978- [editor.] | Neufeld, Stephen [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2015]Copyright date: © 2015Description: 1 online resource (ix, 358 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780816501731; 0816501734.Subject(s): Music and history -- Mexico | Literature and history -- MexicoAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Mexico in verse.DDC classification: 861.009/972 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Sister at war : Mexican women's poetry and the U.S.-Mexican War / Christopher Conway -- The sly mockeries of military men : corridos and poetry as critical voice for the Porfirian army / Stephen Neufeld -- The track from beyond the grave : challenges to Porfirian policymaking in popular verse / Michael Matthews -- "I'm going to write you a letter" : coplas, love letters and courtship literacy / William French -- Singing for Cristo Rey : masculinity, piety, and dissent in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion / Stephen J.C. Andes -- El niño proletario : Jesús Sansón Flores and the New Revolutionary Redeemer, 1935-1938 / Elena Jackson Albarrán -- "That mariachi band and that tequila ..." : modernity, identity and cultural politics in alcohol songs of the Mexican golden age cinema / Áurea Toxqui -- Let us weep among the dust : recycled poems of 1968 and operas of earthquake / Amanda Ledwon.
Summary: "This edited volume examines the history of modern Mexico through poetry and music. It seeks to examine the cultural venues where ordinary people articulated their understandings of the social, political, and economic change they witnessed taking place during moments of tremendous upheaval, such as the U.S.-Mexican War, the Porfiriato, the Mexican Revolution, among others"--Provided by publisher.
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"This edited volume examines the history of modern Mexico through poetry and music. It seeks to examine the cultural venues where ordinary people articulated their understandings of the social, political, and economic change they witnessed taking place during moments of tremendous upheaval, such as the U.S.-Mexican War, the Porfiriato, the Mexican Revolution, among others"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Sister at war : Mexican women's poetry and the U.S.-Mexican War / Christopher Conway -- The sly mockeries of military men : corridos and poetry as critical voice for the Porfirian army / Stephen Neufeld -- The track from beyond the grave : challenges to Porfirian policymaking in popular verse / Michael Matthews -- "I'm going to write you a letter" : coplas, love letters and courtship literacy / William French -- Singing for Cristo Rey : masculinity, piety, and dissent in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion / Stephen J.C. Andes -- El niño proletario : Jesús Sansón Flores and the New Revolutionary Redeemer, 1935-1938 / Elena Jackson Albarrán -- "That mariachi band and that tequila ..." : modernity, identity and cultural politics in alcohol songs of the Mexican golden age cinema / Áurea Toxqui -- Let us weep among the dust : recycled poems of 1968 and operas of earthquake / Amanda Ledwon.

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CHOICE Review

This book is not quite a history of music. Rather, it offers unique, well-documented research about popular verse, folk songs, and state-sponsored educational and commemorative poetry from Mexico. Historians Neufeld (California State Univ., Fullerton) and Matthews (Elon Univ.) offer eight essays (they each contribute one) that explore issues related to women and gender during war, forms of counter-discourse, societal changes, class, national identity, political power and violence, expressions of manliness, nation building, and specific popular lyrical discourses in the years from 1846 to 1985. The contributors--Elena Jackson Albarrán, Stephen Andes, Christopher Conway, William French, Amanda Ledwon, and Aurea Toxqui--examine popular anonymous verses, women's poetry, popular rhymes from songbooks, civil war and military narrative ballads, apocryphal love letters, stated-sponsored educational poetry for children published in textbooks, mariachi lyrics from movies, and the government use of laureate writers' poems to honor victims of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Each essay begins with an introductory "primary document" followed by a set of "discussion questions" about the primary document. Rich in historical data and thoughts about pursuing alternative interpretations of popular lyrical expressions, this book will be of greatest value to those interested in Mexican cultural studies. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --Jesús S. Bottaro, Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Stephen Neufeld is an assistant professor of history at California State University, Fullerton, where he researches gender and the history of masculinity in military contexts, and social-cultural history in nineteenth-century Mexico.<br> <br> Michael Matthews is an associate professor of history at Elon University. He is the author of The Civilizing Machine: A Cultural History of Mexican Railroads, 1876-1910 .

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