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Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041211

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.001.0001

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Al Norte toward Home

Al Norte toward Home

Texas, the Midwest, and Mexican American Critical Regionalism

(p.40) Al Norte toward Home
The Latina/o Midwest Reader

José E. Limón

, Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, Claire F. Fox
University of Illinois Press

This essay traces the cultural connections between Mexican American in Texas and those in the Midwest. Beginning with the famous cattle drives from Texas to the Midwest in the mid-nineteenth century and the musical genre of the corrido to folk healing, contemporary rock music, and fiction, these two seemingly distinct communities created cultural linkages that helped them struggle against adversity in a manner best understood as an example of critical regionalism as developed by Kenneth Frampton, Fredric Jameson and Cheryl Herr.

Keywords:   Texas, Corrido, Rolando Hinojosa, Tomás Rivera, Critical regionalism, Conjunto music, Folk healing, Question Mark and the Mysterians

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