Theses and Dissertations
Elevating My Chicana Feminist Consciousness through the United States' First Female Show Mariachi
Date of Award
Master of Music (MM)
Dr. Andrés Amado
Dr. Stephanie Álvarez
Dr. Susan Hurley-Glowa
Mariachi Reyna de Los Ángeles is widely recognized as the premier all-female mariachi in the world. In my thesis, I examine the gendered implications of a female group directed by a man and their relation to Mexican and Mexican American gender ideologies. Many of the ideas on gender roles traditionally inculcated in previous generations of Mexican and Mexican Americans are still manifest in the ways in which the group functions. Through my personal testimony as a former member, and accounts by other past and present members of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, I argue that Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles has given women a voice in the mariachi world, but the voice is that of one man's interpretation of the ideal female mariachi musician.
Fogelquist, Monica A., "Elevating My Chicana Feminist Consciousness through the United States' First Female Show Mariachi" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 266.
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