2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Machismo Within Tejano Music
Anna K. Buckles
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor

Along the Texas-Mexico border, an attitude known as machismo is a part of everyday life. It is a form of sexism unique to Latin American culture which is becoming more accepted. Another important aspect of Latin American culture along the Texas border, for more than half a century, has been the development of Tejano music. The research for this particular paper will establish a link between this machismo attitude and Tejano music, focusing on the height of Tejano music during the 1990s. This link is established through careful understanding of two subject areas: first, a clear comprehension of what machismo is and how it differs from patriarchal sexism, and second, how it is personified through Tejano music. This paper seeks to establish an interdisciplinary connection between music and gender studies within the realm of folklore, and more specifically, ethnomusicology.

Keywords: Music, Tejano, Machismo, Texas, Women, Gender, Interdisciplinary, Folklore

Women's and Gender Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 49-4
Location: OP 2113
Time: 3:30

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