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Author Rodríguez, Richard T., 1971- author.

Title A kiss across the ocean : transatlantic intimacies of British post-punk and US Latinidad / Richard T. Rodríguez
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xv, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Red over white -- Touching Prince Charming -- Darker entries -- The shining sinners -- Zoot suits and second-hand knowledge -- Mexican Americanos -- Latin/o American party
Summary "A Kiss across the Ocean examines an array of interactions and exchanges between British musicians catalyzed by the early punk movement and Latinas and Latinos in the United States. Spotlighting a host of influential performers like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Adam Ant, Bauhaus, Soft Cell, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, and The Specials, Richard T. Rodríguez reframes our understanding of fandom to alternatively cast light on how U.S. Latinx culture touches and is touched by the histories and expressive work of these post-punk artists with regard to musical collaboration, personal association, cultural identification, and imaginative inspiration. By exploring the reciprocal touches of seemingly dissimilar groups, the book traces analogous and convergent networks that link working-class Latina/o/x and British youths across spatial and temporal boundaries to make sense of the way popular music established-and continues to facilitate-intimate relations across the Atlantic divide. Drawing from an innovative archive of materials while adopting memoir to capture and blend his youthful and current status as a devotee of British popular culture, Rodríguez shows how the music and styles that have come to define the 1980s hold significant sway for younger generations equally enthused by their matchlessly pleasurable and political reverberations"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 16, 2022)
Subject Rodríguez, Richard T., 1971-
Hispanic American gay people -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Hispanic American youth -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Popular music -- Social aspects -- United States
Popular music -- Great Britain -- Latin American influences
Post-punk music -- Cross-cultural studies
Youth -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Hispanic American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / LGBTQ Studies / General.
Popular music -- Latin American influences
Popular music -- Social aspects
Post-punk music
Youth -- Social life and customs
Great Britain
United States
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021052378
ISBN 147802318X
Other Titles Transatlantic intimacies of British post punk and United States Latinidad