Dictionary of Chicano folklore (eBook, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Dictionary of Chicano folklore Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Dictionary of Chicano folklore

Author: Rafaela Castro
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2000. ©2000
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedieën (vorm)
Folklore Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Castro, Rafaela, 1943-
Dictionary of Chicano folklore.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
(DLC) 00022477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rafaela Castro
ISBN: 1576074005 9781576074008 1280720174 9781280720178 9786610720170 6610720177
OCLC Number: 48139523
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 332 pages) : illustrations
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...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"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...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.