The Evolution of Flamenco in New Mexico as Compared to Spain: An Economic Perspective

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Title:
The Evolution of Flamenco in New Mexico as Compared to Spain: An Economic Perspective
Author:
Serrano, Maria Katalin
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The introduction of a cultural art complex into the world market inevitably results in modifications to its original form. This article explores the evolution of the Flamenco art complex as an export, and examines the question of whether the economic viability of this art form comes at the cost of cultural integrity. In congruence with this question, it analyzes how the relationship between artist and consumer has shaped the art complex into its contemporary form. Through a case study based in Albuquerque, New Mexico this article contrasts the existing Flamenco microcosm in New Mexico with Flamenco as it is performed in Andalucía, Spain, to bring to light the viability of the Flamenco art complex in two distinct regions of the world. It argues that as an import in the United States, Flamenco depends on the role of consumers for its economic viability. Findings based on this case study imply that the adaptation of an art complex to a foreign audience can in some cases, result in a positive reinforcement of its traditional elements while promoting its economic viability in the world market.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; International Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleThe Evolution of Flamenco in New Mexico as Compared to Spain: An Economic Perspectiveen_US
dc.creatorSerrano, Maria Katalinen_US
dc.contributor.authorSerrano, Maria Katalinen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of a cultural art complex into the world market inevitably results in modifications to its original form. This article explores the evolution of the Flamenco art complex as an export, and examines the question of whether the economic viability of this art form comes at the cost of cultural integrity. In congruence with this question, it analyzes how the relationship between artist and consumer has shaped the art complex into its contemporary form. Through a case study based in Albuquerque, New Mexico this article contrasts the existing Flamenco microcosm in New Mexico with Flamenco as it is performed in Andalucía, Spain, to bring to light the viability of the Flamenco art complex in two distinct regions of the world. It argues that as an import in the United States, Flamenco depends on the role of consumers for its economic viability. Findings based on this case study imply that the adaptation of an art complex to a foreign audience can in some cases, result in a positive reinforcement of its traditional elements while promoting its economic viability in the world market.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInternational Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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