Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cultural Tune-Out: Misogyny and Violence in Narcocorridos
by Saldana, Lucero, M.A., The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2019, 56; 22618061
Abstract (Summary)

This research examines misogyny and violence in music video imageries in the enactment of violence towards Mexican/Mexican American women. Using Chicana feminist epistemology and critical discourse analysis, I have analyzed three music videos to decipher the lyrical content and analyze the video imagery of narcocorridos for three mainstream artists. Additionally, I have relied on online commentary and petitions from individuals or organizations opposed to the representation of women in this type of spotlight, in each video. Lastly, through these efforts, I validate the cultural tune-out among listeners and the ways in which women denounce or deny the embedded male dominated messages in the genre of narcocorridos (Arrizón, 2006; Naylor, 1998).

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Saldana, Lilliana P
Commitee: Cervantes, Marco, Mendez-Negrete, Josie, Miranda, Marie
School: The University of Texas at San Antonio
Department: Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Music, Womens studies, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Chicana feminist epistemology, Critical discourse analysis, Cultural tune-out, Misogyny, Narcocorridos, Violence
Publication Number: 22618061
ISBN: 9781088325322
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