Quinceeras Era, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0313358257
  • ISBN-13: 9780313358258
  • DDC: 305.235
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 134 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

  • Price:  Sign in for price



This volume compiled by Ilan Stavans examines the importance of ritual and celebration and the quincea-era celebration's growing social importance to in the Latino community, particularly in the United States. The essays explore the quincea-era and the coming-of-age ritual from various angles. Prior to 2007, the quincea-era received no formal ritual through the Catholic Church, which has since issued one. As such, the role of religion and the Catholic Church in the quincea-era celebration is given extensive consideration. Gender, family status, class, race, as well as the aspects of performa.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Preparativos.
2: Quinceañera Debutante: Rites and Regalia of American Debdom.
3: La Quinceañera: Making Gender and Ethnic Identities.
4: The Power of Ritual in a Chicano Community: A Young Woman's Status and Expanding Family Ties.
5: From Church Blessing to Quinceañera Barbie®: America as “Spiritual Benefactor” in La Quinceañera.
6: Becoming a Mujercita: Rituals, Fiestas, and Religious Discourses.
7: Performances of Race, Culture, Class, and Religion in the Somerville Community.
8: Testimonios.
9: Give Us This Day.
10: La Bendición.
11: A Conversation with Francisca “Panchita” Dávila.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.