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Authors

Gloria Eive

Orginal Publication Date

1991

Journal Title

Explorations in Ethnic Studies

Volume

14

Issue

ees/vol14/iss2

First Page

31

Last Page

32

Abstract

The role of song texts in evaluating human behavior has received relatively little attention by either anthropologists or ethnomusicologists and their value as social documents, consequently, has been sadly overlooked. As Macias observes, the texts of corridos popular in San Felipe function simultaneously on several levels. As historical chronicle, social commentary (and criticism), and as vehicles for teaching and proslytizing [proselytizing], these texts reinforce a sense of community and cultural identity, and serve, also, as reminders of economic reality, articulating their subjects' aspirations and incumbent moral obligations.

Rights

Copyright, ​©EES, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 1991

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