Mendoza-Denton, Norma

Kid Frost - Aint No Sunshine

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Here's a song by the Chicano rapper Kid Frost, from Mendoza-Denton's (2011) discussion of creaky voice and the "hardcore" chol@ persona. He uses lots of creak in this song, and the lyrics include allusions to violence and machismo.

Posted by Emma Rennie on November 16, 2015

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Mendoza-Denton, Norma;
Indexicality;
Chicano English;
Creaky Voice

"Cholafied" Celebrities

This is an article about an artist retouching pictures of celebrities with the style of makeup Mendoza-Denton describes in ‘Muy macha.’ This sort of thing got shared a lot by (mostly white) people in my high school, suggesting the practices Mendoza-Denton describes are now available for parody. Mendoza-Denton. 1996. ‘Muy macha’: Gender and ideology in gang-girls’ discourse about makeup. Ethnos 61 (1-2): 47-67. [Published on 12-16-2014]

Posted by Riley Thornton on October 5, 2015

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Mendoza-Denton, Norma;
Race,Ethnicity

Gang Girls on Geraldo

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A clip from Geraldo with a panel of self-identified "gangster girls." Citation: Mendoza-Denton, Norma. 2008. Homegirls.

Chola Make-up Tutorial

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A YouTube make-up tutorial from a self-identified Chola, uploaded in 2009. I use this with the reading: Mendoza-Denton, Norma. Gang Girls and Makeup.

Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings

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A clip from the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justic Clarence Thomas, which shows Senator Arlen Specter questioning Anita Hill. I use this with the reading: Mendoza-Denton, Norma. 1995. "Pregnant Pauses: Silence and Authority in the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings."