Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions

Editor/Author Herrera-Sobek, Maria
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $323.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $484.50
ISBN: 978-0-31-334339-1
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Image Count: 150
Book Status: Available
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Latino folklore comprises a kaleidoscope of cultural traditions. This compelling three-volume work showcases its richness, complexity, and beauty.

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Table of Contents

  • Advisory Board
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Adivinanzas (Riddles)
  • Adobe
  • African Influence on Latino Folklore
  • Afro-Colombian Music
  • Agringado (Anglicized)
  • Alabados
  • Alabanzas
  • Alambrista (Undocumented Border Crosser)
  • Albóndigas (Meatballs)
  • Albures
  • Altars
  • American Folklore Society (AFS)
  • Argentina and Its Folklore
  • Arora, Shirley Lease
  • Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)
  • Asian Contribution to Chicano/Latino Folklore
  • Aztec Empire
  • Aztlán
  • Bachata
  • Baez, Joan Chandos
  • Bailando con el Diablo (Dancing with the Devil Legends)
  • Bailes Latinoamericanos
  • “Ballad of Gregorio Cortez”
  • Ballet Folklórico: Azteca
  • Ballet Folklórico: Jarabe Tapatío
  • Ballet Folklórico: Michoacán
  • Ballet Folklórico: San Luis Potosí
  • Ballet Folklórico: Tabasco
  • Ballet Folklórico: Tamaulipas
  • Ballet Folklórico: Veracruz
  • Baptism
  • Barbacoa
  • Bato/a
  • Bautizo (Baptism): Rites, Padrinos, and Celebrations
  • Billy the Kid/ El Bilito
  • Birria
  • The Black Legend
  • Boggs, Ralph Steele
  • Bolivia and Its Folklore
  • Bomba
  • Boogie Woogie
  • Botánicas
  • Bourke, Captain John Gregory
  • Brazil and Its Folklore
  • Brazil, Myths and Legends from
  • Briggs, Charles Leslie
  • Brujería (Witchcraft)
  • Buñuelos
  • Burritos
  • Cabañuelas (Weather Prognostication)
  • Cabeza de Baca, Fabiola
  • Cabrito
  • Cadaval, Olivia
  • Caída de Mollera (Baby's Fallen Fontanel)
  • Calaveras (Skulls)
  • Califas (California)
  • Caló (Folk Speech)
  • Campa, Arthur León
  • Canción Ranchera
  • Canción Romántica
  • Candles (Velas)
  • Canícula (Dog Days of Summer)
  • Cantú, Norma E.
  • Capirotada
  • Carne Asada
  • Casanova, Stephen (Steve)
  • Cascarones
  • Casitas
  • Castellánoz, Genoveva
  • Chalupas
  • Champurrado
  • Charms
  • Charreada
  • Charros (Horsemen)
  • Chicano/a Art and Folklore
  • Chicano/a Literature and Folklore
  • Chicano Spanish
  • Chicharrones
  • Children's Songs and Games
  • Chile and Its Folklore
  • Chiles (Peppers)
  • Chili Queens
  • Chimayó
  • Chirrionera
  • Cholos/Cholas
  • Christmas (Navidad)
  • Chupacabra
  • Cihuacóatl
  • Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)
  • Coatlicue
  • Colchas (Quilts/Quilting)
  • Colonial Art
  • Comadre/Compadre
  • Conjunto
  • Conjuro/Hechizo (Magic Spell)
  • Con Safos (C/S)
  • Corrido (Ballad)
  • Costa Rica and Its Folklore
  • Coyolxauhqui
  • Coyote
  • Cuaresma (Lent)
  • Cuban Americans and Their Folklore
  • Décima
  • Descansos
  • Día de la Raza
  • Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Día de los Muertos, Migration and Transformation to the U.S.
  • Dichos (Proverbs)
  • Dickey, Dan William
  • Duendes
  • El Coquí
  • El Diablo (The Devil)
  • El Niño Fidencio (José Fidencio Síntora Constantino)
  • “El Niño Perdido” (“The Lost Child”)
  • El Salvador and Its Folklore
  • El Tiradito (The Outcast)
  • Elotes
  • Embrujado/a
  • Empacho (Tripada or Pega)
  • Empanadas
  • Enchiladas
  • Espinosa, Aurelio Macedonio
  • Espíritus Malignos (Evil Spirits)
  • Fables
  • Fajitas
  • Fandango
  • Farmworkers’ Theater
  • Feijoada
  • Flamenco
  • Flor y Canto
  • Folk Instruments
  • Folk Medicine
  • Folk Narratives: Folk Tales, Legends, and Jokes
  • Folk Speech and Folklore
  • Folk Tales
  • Frijoles
  • Funerals
  • Funerary Practices
  • George Washington's Birthday Celebration (Laredo, TX)
  • Ghosts
  • Goldberg, Harriet
  • González de Mirelas, Jovita
  • Gorditas
  • Gravemarkers
  • Graveyards
  • Greaser
  • Greater Mexico and Its Folklore
  • Green, Archie
  • Guacamole
  • Guerrero, Eduardo “Lalo”
  • Hip Hop
  • Hispano Culture
  • Holy Communion
  • Huelga (Workers’ Strike)
  • Huesero (Bonesetter)
  • Huitzilopochtli
  • Iconotheophany
  • Indita Folksongs
  • Jaramillo, Cleofas M.
  • Jaramillo, Don Pedrito
  • Jiménez, Santiago
  • Jokes (Chistes)
  • Juan el Oso (John the Bear)
  • Keller, John Esten
  • “La Adelita”
  • “La Bamba”
  • La Despedida (The Farewell)
  • La Llorona (The Wailing Woman)
  • La Santísima Muerte
  • La Siguanaba
  • La Vieja Inés y los Listones
  • Lamadrid, Enrique R.
  • Las Posadas
  • Latina Feminism and Folklore in the United States
  • Latino National Heritage Award Fellows (1982–2011)
  • Lea, Aurora Lucero-White
  • Leal, Luis
  • Lengua
  • Limón, José
  • Limón, José Eduardo
  • Limpias (Cleansings)
  • Lomax, Alan
  • Lomax, John Avery
  • Los Lobos
  • Los Penitentes
  • Los Pleneros de la 21
  • Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings)
  • Los Rinches
  • “Los Tejanos” (folk play)
  • 734Love and Rockets
  • Lowriders
  • Lummis, Charles F.
  • Magia (Magic)
  • Maíz
  • Mal de Ojo (Evil Eye)
  • Malinche
  • Malverde, Jesús
  • Mambo
  • Mandas and Juramentos
  • Mariachi
  • Matachines (folk performance)
  • Matrimonio and Pedida de Mano (Marriage and Engagement)
  • Maximón (San Simón)
  • McDowell, John Holmes
  • Mendoza, Lydia
  • Menudo
  • Merengue
  • Milagros
  • Mission Art and Architecture
  • Molas
  • Mole
  • Morcillas
  • “Moros y Cristianos” (folk play)
  • The Motif-Index of Folk Literature
  • Murieta, Joaquín
  • Myths
  • Nachos
  • Nacimientos
  • Nájera-Ramírez, Olga
  • Narcocorridos
  • Nicaragua and Its Folklore
  • Nicolopulos, James
  • Niños Héroes de Chapultepec (Boy Heroes of Chapultepec)
  • Nuyorican Poets Café
  • Otero-Warren, Nina
  • Pachucos
  • Pachuquismo: 1940s Urban Youth
  • Paella
  • Pan Dulce (Mexican Pastry)
  • Panama and Its Folklore
  • Paper Arts (Papel Picado, Papier Mâché, and Kites)
  • Paredes, Américo
  • Parsons, Elsie
  • Partera (Midwife)
  • Pastorelas (Shepherds’ Plays)
  • Pedro de Urdemalas
  • Peladito (Pelado)
  • Pelea de Gallos (Cockfighting)
  • Peru and Its Folklore
  • Pilgrimages (Peregrinaciones)
  • Piñata
  • Pinole
  • Plena
  • Pochismos
  • Pocho/a
  • Pozole
  • Puerto Rico and Its Folklore
  • Pulque
  • Quesos
  • Quetzalcóatl
  • Quinceañera
  • Quinto Sol
  • Race Records
  • Rael, Juan Bautista
  • Rascuache
  • Rebolledo, Tey Diana
  • Rebozo
  • Reggae
  • Reggaetón
  • Relajo
  • Religious Folk Art
  • Retablos
  • Ridge, John Rollin
  • Robb, John Donald
  • Romance
  • Rosca de Reyes
  • Rumba (Rhumba)
  • Sahagún, Bernardino de
  • Saints (Santos)
  • Saint's Day (Día de Santo)
  • Salsa
  • San Lorenzo, Feast Day of
  • Santería
  • Santiago, Feast Day of
  • Santo Niño de Atocha (The Holy Child of Atocha)
  • Sarape
  • September 16 (Mexican Independence Day)
  • Soldado, Juan
  • Sopas (de Arroz, de Fideos)
  • Spain and Its Folklore
  • Spirirt Possession and Exorcism
  • Strachwitz, Chris
  • Susto
  • Tacos
  • Tamales
  • Tandas and Cundinas
  • Tango
  • Tattoos (Tatuajes)
  • Teatro de Carpas
  • Tequila
  • Texas Folklore Society
  • Tezcatlipoca
  • Tín Tán
  • Tin Work
  • Tío Taco
  • Tonantzin
  • Tonantzín in Chicana Literature and Art
  • Torta de Camarón
  • Tortas
  • Tortilla
  • Treviño, Jacinto
  • Urrea, Teresa
  • Valdez, Luis
  • Vaquero
  • Vásquez, Tiburcio
  • Vejigantes
  • Venezuela and Its Folklore
  • Verbal Dueling
  • Virgin of Guadalupe: History and Fiestas Guadalupanas
  • Wakes
  • Wedding Customs
  • West, John O.
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA)
  • Yard Shrines
  • Yerbero/a
  • Zavaleta, Antonio Noé
  • Zoot Suit
  • Zorro, Legend of
  • Appendix 1: Medicinal Plants Used in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands
  • Appendix 2: Films Relevant to Latino Folklore
  • Appendix 3: Web Resources for Latino Folklore
  • Bibliography
  • About the Editor, Advisors, and Contributors