¡Me Gusta Hip-Hop!: Evidence of Popular U.S. Culture Among Mexican Border Youth

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110053
Title:
¡Me Gusta Hip-Hop!: Evidence of Popular U.S. Culture Among Mexican Border Youth
Author:
Hawkins, Brian
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 17:36-55. © 2006 Arizona Anthropologist
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110053
Abstract:
This paper examines a fragment of the evident cultural exthange occurring along the U.S. — Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Many Nogales youth are absorbing American popular culture through purchasing American popular culture commodities, such as music. The paper raises questions of how and why the Nogales youth purchase their pop culture commodities, and of the interpretations the Nogales youth make of said commodities' symbolic significance. After methodologies and context of the study are discussed, the paper defines popular culture and its relationship to commodity production. It then focuses on how the youth access their pop culture products and the factors that influence their buying decisions. At its end, the paper compares the interpretations of the Nogales youth with those of American youth in terms of pop culture goods.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
culture; pop culture; commodities; hip-hop; maquila
ISSN:
1062-1601

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHawkins, Brianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-20T23:43:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-20T23:43:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 17:36-55. © 2006 Arizona Anthropologisten_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110053-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines a fragment of the evident cultural exthange occurring along the U.S. — Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Many Nogales youth are absorbing American popular culture through purchasing American popular culture commodities, such as music. The paper raises questions of how and why the Nogales youth purchase their pop culture commodities, and of the interpretations the Nogales youth make of said commodities' symbolic significance. After methodologies and context of the study are discussed, the paper defines popular culture and its relationship to commodity production. It then focuses on how the youth access their pop culture products and the factors that influence their buying decisions. At its end, the paper compares the interpretations of the Nogales youth with those of American youth in terms of pop culture goods.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectcultureen_US
dc.subjectpop cultureen_US
dc.subjectcommoditiesen_US
dc.subjecthip-hopen_US
dc.subjectmaquilaen_US
dc.title¡Me Gusta Hip-Hop!: Evidence of Popular U.S. Culture Among Mexican Border Youthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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