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Dictionary of Chicano folklore

Author: Rafaela Castro
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Articles on the folklore and culture of Chicanos and Mexican Americans describe terms and concepts that represent folk speech and narrative, cultural tradition, and rituals practiced in the United States.

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Folklore Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rafaela Castro
ISBN: 0874369533 9780874369533 9790874369532
OCLC Number: 43365873
Description: xvii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: El Abuelo (Grandfather) --
La Adelita (Mexican Revolution Woman Soldier) --
Adivinanzas (Riddles) --
Adobe (Sun-dried Brick) --
Agreda, Maria de Jesus Coronel de (The Blue Lady) --
Agringado (Anglicized) --
Aguinaldos (Christmas Gifts) --
Alabados (Hymns) --
Alambrista (Illegal Border Crosser) --
Altars --
Arizona Folklore --
"Ay Vienen los Yankees!" (Here Come the Yankees!) --
Aztlan --
Bailando con el Diablo (Dancing with the Devil) --
Baile (Dance) --
Ballet Folklorico --
"La Bamba," --
Barbacoa de Cabeza (Barbecued Beef Head) --
Barrio (Neighborhood) --
Barriology --
Bato (Dude) --
Bolillos (Bread Rolls) --
Bourke, Captain John Gregory --
Braceros (Laborers) --
Brujeria (Witchcraft) --
Burritos --
Cabeza de Baca, Fabiola --
Calavera (Skeleton) --
Califas (California) --
California Folklore --
Calo (Spanish Slang) --
Campa, Arthur Leon --
Camposanto (Cemetery) --
Canciones (Songs) --
Capirotada (Bread Pudding, Pauper's Grave) --
Carpas (Tent Theaters) --
La Carreta de la Muerte (Death Cart) --
Cascarones (Decorated Eggshells) --
Casos --
Chanes (Water Spirits) --
Charreadas (Rodeos) --
Charros (Horsemen) --
Chavez, Cesar Estrada --
Chicanismo --
Chicano ( -a) --
Chicano Park --
Chicano Spanish --
Chili Queens --
Chiquiao (Poetic Dance Tradition) --
Chirrionera (Mythical Snake) --
Chistes (Jokes) --
Cholos ( -as) (1990s Urban Youth) --
Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) --
El Coco (Bogeyman) --
Colchas (Blankets) --
Colorado Folklore --
Comadre/Compadre --
Los Comanches (The Comanches).
Responsibility: Rafaela G. Castro.


Dictionary of Chicano Folklore charts the rich religious, social, artistic, and cultural heritage of Mexican Americans, who continue to evolve the customs and rituals connected to their Spanish and  Read more...


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"A good introduction to its subject . . ." - American Reference Books Annual "This excellent volume will find an audience with folklorists, scholars, regionalists, and library researchers and will Read more...

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