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Border hoppin' hardcore: The forming of Latina/o punks' transborder civic imagination on the Bajalta California borderlands and the refashioning of punk's revolutionary subjectivity, 1974–1999
by Garcia, Ricci Chavez, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 270; 1591582
Abstract (Summary)

From its roots in Richie Valens's "La Bamba" riffs, garage rock, and the Ramones to hardcore and the cultural front of the anti-globalization movement, Latina/os have played a significant role in punk music, fashion, identity, and politics. In the 1970s and 1980s, in context of the transformative effects of neo-liberal economic globalization on the United States I Mexico borderlands, working class Latina/o youth from the barrios of Los Angeles to Tijuana's colonias were instrumental in shaping punk's subcultural identity. Though separated by national borders, Latina/o socio-economic conditions and experiences with the police state increasingly mirrored each other. By the 1990s, accessing Latina/o cultural sights and sounds as markers of punk's oppositional identity, these organic intellectuals fostered a transborder civic imagination and alternative critical space within punk that intersected with the radical politics of the indigenous Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (E.Z.L.N.) inciting the anarchist inspired anti-globalization politics in punk culture.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mizelle, David Brett
Commitee: Garcia-Orozco, Antonia, Schrank, Sarah
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: History
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American studies, Music, Latin American Studies, Modern history, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Border, California, Latino, Los Angeles, Mexico, Neoliberal globalization, Punk, Tijuana
Publication Number: 1591582
ISBN: 978-1-321-83379-9
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