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Author Chappell, Ben, 1971-
Title Lowrider space : aesthetics and politics of Mexican American custom cars / Ben Chappell.
Published Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  E184.M5 C3837 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st. ed
Description xi, 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-234) and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter one. cruising spaces -- Chapter two. inside out: the ambivalent aesthetics of lowrider interiors -- Chapter three. auto bodies -- Chapter four. work: the producer as author -- Chapter five. neither gangsters nor santitos.
Summary "This book explores how lowrider car culture allows Mexican Americans to alter the urban landscape and make a place for themselves in an often segregated society"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mexican Americans -- Social life and customs.
Mexican Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Lowriders -- Social aspects -- United States.
Automobiles -- Social aspects -- United States.
Automobiles -- Societies, etc. -- Social aspects -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
ISBN 9780292737860 (hardback)
0292737866 (hardback)
9780292737877 (e-book)
0292737874 (e-book)
OCLC number 761845174