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The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Susana Vargas Cervantes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Little Old Lady Killer focuses on the female serial killer Juana Barraza Samperio, a Mexican lucha libre wrestler who, disguised as a government nurse, strangled sixteen elderly women in Mexico ... More


Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity During Mexico's Época de Oro

Jacqueline Avila

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190671303
eISBN:
9780190671341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity During Mexico’s Época de Oro is the first book-length study concerning the function of music in the prominent genres structured by the Mexican film ... More


Introduction

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The introduction provides an overview of the case and an outline of the methodological frameworks that will serve as the analytic anchor points of the text. After describing my visit to see Juana ... More


Performing Mexicanidad I: Criminality and Lucha Libre

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter takes as its focus the intersection of the discourses of Mexican criminology (based on international narratives) and those of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) spectacle. The analysis ... More


Performing Mexicanidad II: Criminality and La Santa Muerte

Susana Vargas Cervantes

in The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479876488
eISBN:
9781479843428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876488.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the notion of mexicanidad in terms of its underlying religious associations and their relation to official discourses on criminality. The construction of what constitutes a ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn A. Sloan

in Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290310
eISBN:
9780520964532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290310.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The brief conclusion emphasizes the universality of Mexican attitudes and approaches to death. It refutes the suppositions of post-revolutionary Mexican intellectuals who theorized a unique Mexican ... More


The Wandering Frog That Did Not Travel Well: Jewishness, , and Ethnic Dance

Hannah Kosstrin

in Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199396924
eISBN:
9780199396979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396924.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

American critical reactions to Anna Sokolow’s Mexican works Wandering Frog (1940) and Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter (1941) displayed the differences between Mexican and American modernism. US ... More


“… y hermosísima patria será”: National and Post-National Transfigurations in Matilde

Alejandro L. Madrid

in In Search of Julián Carrillo and Sonido 13

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190215781
eISBN:
9780190215804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215781.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

By analyzing the composition and performance processes of Carrillo’s first opera, Matilde, this chapter offers a transhistorical exploration of the production of meaning in a particular musical work. ... More


Introduction: Listening to the Época de Oro

Jacqueline Avila

in Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity During Mexico's Época de Oro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190671303
eISBN:
9780190671341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671303.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the present state of research on music in Mexican cinema and why a study is so important. Building on frameworks of nationalism and cultural identity in Mexico the author ... More


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