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“Poder y cultura: Latina/o Folklore and Popular Culture”

Thursday, April 20, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures invites scholarly articles and creative work on Latina/o Folklore and Popular Culture. This issue will focus on poder y cultura, and the myriad ways Latina/o communities have deployed vernacular culture and creative expression as means of empowerment in political realms, as well as in diverse regions, spaces, periods, and contexts. We especially welcome articles that engage theoretical, methodological, and epistemological transformations of the discipline of folklore; or, facets of language in political, historical, literary, artistic, or cultural contexts. We also welcome submissions that capture the richness of Latina/o popular culture by way of short stories, poems, personal essays, or visual artwork. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Public / private performance

  • Myth, cosmology, ritual
  • Tradition and invention
  • Expressive cultures
  • Community-making
  • Visual art, urban art
  • Youth cultures
  • Latina/o Folkloristics
  • Digital media and culture
  • Ethnographic encounters
  • Music and the moving image
  • Sexuality and social movements
  • Advocacy, action, protest
  • Transnational geographies of culture
  • Oral narratives, storytelling, testimonio
  • Immigration, mobility, detainment
  • Disidentifications, racism, xenophobia, homophobia
  • Citizenship, immigration status, human rights


Submissions may be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Translations into these languages from Indigenous languages are also encouraged. For guidelines and submission instructions, consult:

Solimar Otero and Mintzi Martínez-Rivera, Issue Editors
John Nieto-Phillips, Editor

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