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ERIC Number: EJ848930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Culture Clash Invades Miami: Oral Histories and Ethnography Center Stage
Garcia, David G.
Qualitative Inquiry, v14 n6 p865-895 2008
Using a critical race theory (CRT) framework, this article compares the playwriting methods of the Chicano--Latino theater trio, Culture Clash, to a counterstorytelling methodology. The author uncovers the tenets of a critical race theater in the trio's site-specific ethnographic play, "Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami". He argues that this performance art consciously challenges social and racial injustice by illuminating the lives and histories of diverse urban communities. Grounded in a Chicana/o "teatro rasquache" aesthetic, Culture Clash's theatrical ethnographies speak to a broad array of audiences about race, class, culture, gender, and identity. (Contains 5 figures and 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida