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Nor-tec Rifa!Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World$
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Alejandro L. Madrid

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.001.0001

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Dancing with Desire

Dancing with Desire

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(p.169) 6 Dancing with Desire
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Nor-tec Rifa!
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Alejandro L. Madrid

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.003.0007

This chapter focuses on individual dance styles and the relationships between discourses about Latinidad and Latino bodies that inform dancing fans moving to the beat of Nor-tec. It attempts to show how different Nor-tec dance styles allow different communities to reconcile outside discourses of representation with their own notions of self-identity and their own cosmopolitan aspirations with the commodified desires that hegemonic libidinal economies impose on them.

Keywords:   dance styles, Latinidad bodies, Latino bodies, Nor-tec, commodified desires, libidinal economies

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