The great migration: Los Angeles salsa speculations and the performance of latinidad

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Abstract

The Great Migration considers danced formations of latinidad in Los Angeles. Through close analysis of the spectacularized migration within one east Los Angeles County nightclub, the author argues that the politics of Mexican migration interlock with salsa dance practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalDance Research Journal
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Ethnography
  • Latinidad
  • Los Angeles
  • Mexico
  • Migration
  • Salsa Dance

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