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Gender in the culture of Mexican American conjunto music

Author(s): Halley, J. A.

Journal/Book: Gender Soc. 1996; 10: 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Sage Publ Inc. 148-167.

Abstract: This article examines the role of gender in the culture of conjunto music, a Mexican American musical genre. It describes how gender is articulated with factors of ethnicity and class in the context of the conjunto setting and performance. The authors examine the structure of gender relations, socialization, and resistance, and they attempt to identify the effects within patriarchy on the forms of adaptation and power available to women in conjunto settings. Conjunto is an arena in which conventional gender identity and gender inequality are reproduced, reinforced, and contested.

Note: Article A Valdez, Univ Texas, Div Social & Policy Sci, 6900 N Loop 1640 W, San Antonio, TX 78249 USA

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