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Author Valadez, VerĂ³nica, author.
Title Dancing Amoxtli : Danza Azteca and indigenous body art as forms of resistance / by VerĂ³nica Valadez.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  E184 .Z95 2012 V35eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 246 pages) : photographs, color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246).
Summary This body of work explores present-day manifestations of Danza Azteca and Mesoamerican body art, and their connection to the development of Chicana/o indigenous identities and resistance against marginalization and erasure of their indigenous heritage. The practicing of Danza Azteca and taking on an indigenous aesthetic through dress and body adornment are a testament to the empowering role that spiritual traditions and artistic expressions have on the formation of the Chicano's political consciousness and indigenous identity. Through this study, we can better understand how Chicanas/os are able to resist oppressive ideologies by embracing, celebrating, reviving, and expressing their indigenismo (indigenous identity).
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 05, 2012).
Subject Aztec dance.
Indians of Central America.
Body marking -- Central America.
Aztecs -- Ethnic identity.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Chicana and Chicano Studies.
OCLC number 849350941