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dc.contributor.authorLøchen, Mari Garaaseng
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-13T06:50:53Z
dc.date.available2011-10-13T06:50:53Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-14eng
dc.date.submitted2011-06-14eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/5074
dc.description.abstractWhen represented in media, Latinos in the United States are often associated with immigration, border control, drug dealing, gangs or the rising use of Spanish in the U.S. The large and heterogeneous Latino population has been reduced to simple representations in the public sphere. In this thesis I analyze how Latino identity is being expressed through performing arts, and what circumstances influence the creation of these cultural expressions. More specifically I explore how a group of middle class Latino artists in Austin, Texas use expressive culture like theater, humor and joking when they communicate how it is like to be Latino in the United States. With the theater company Encuentros as a vantage point, and trough an analysis of a theatrical production and everyday interaction, I argue that among cast and crew members of the theater company Encuentros, difficult topics concerning Latinos in the United States are being reflected and debated through the use of comedy theater, humor and joking. And these expressions, as well as the cast and crew's views of themselves and Others, are influenced by a dialectic relationship between governmental categorization, mainstream stereotyping and in-group identification. Performing arts and the use of humor can reveal much about social relationships and identity management between people living close to the U.S. - Mexican border. With this thesis I wish to contribute to a broader insight and understanding of Latino lives and the making of Latino popular culture in the Southwest, which extends beyond the one-sided mainstream views of Latinos in the United States.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfeng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherThe University of Bergeneng
dc.subjectTexaseng
dc.subjectAustineng
dc.subjectTheatereng
dc.subjectPerformanceeng
dc.subjectIdentityeng
dc.subjectHumoreng
dc.subjectJokingeng
dc.subjectComedyeng
dc.subjectCensuseng
dc.subjectRaceeng
dc.subjectEthnicityeng
dc.subjectLatinoeng
dc.subjectMexican americaneng
dc.subjectAmericaneng
dc.subjectHispaniceng
dc.subjectChicanoeng
dc.titlePerforming us and the others. Latino identification through expressive culture in a Texan theater companyeng
dc.typeMaster thesiseng
dc.type.degreeMaster i Sosialantropologinob
dc.type.courseSANT350eng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Social science: 200::Social anthropology: 250eng
dc.subject.archivecodeMastergradeng
dc.subject.nus738106eng
dc.type.programMASV-SANTeng


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