Dancing Reggaetón with Cowboy Boots

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera*

*Corresponding author for this work

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3 Scopus citations


In chapter, two seemingly excluding Latina/o dance venues in Phoenix, Arizona, provide a perfect excuse to explore how expressive culture has worked as a site for the development of discourses of masculinity and queerness at the U.S.-Mexico border, and how these discourses have been transformed into bodily practices and behaviors in transcultural and transnational settings that contest essentialist stereotypes about ethnicity and sexuality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransnational Encounters
Subtitle of host publicationMusic and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199918607
ISBN (Print)9780199735921
StatePublished - Oct 28 2011


  • Embodiment
  • Masculinity
  • Norteña
  • Performativity
  • Queerness
  • Reggaeton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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