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dc.contributor.advisorDomínguez Ruvalcaba, Héctor, 1962-
dc.creatorDíaz Martín, Esther
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-22T14:33:39Z
dc.date.available2018-08-22T14:33:39Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-05-01
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T23F4M642
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/68106
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I draw on theories of gender, voice, and sound to explore Latina feminisms across contemporary popular radiophonic media at the turn of the 21st century. My investigation centers on the work and personal narratives of Latina radio hosts and podcasters located mainly on the West Coast including: Alicia Alarcón, a borderland journalist, writer, and political commentator in AM Spanish-language host who began her career in radio during the height of the 1990s anti-immigrant movement; Marlene Quinto, an immigrant, working class, bilingual and bicultural early millennial who migrated to Los Angeles from Central Mexico in the early 1990s as a child and participated in an important moment in West Coast music culture shaping the sound of a new generation of FM morning radio; three recent Latina podcasts—Super Mamás, Chicana M(other)work, and Locatora Radio—which speak from different points of Latina positionality reflecting their generational status, professions, and particular ethnic and political identities; and the YouTube-based podcasting genre of Contestaciones which are parodies composed by borderland Latinas to counter the late 2010s trend of explicit misogyny in the genre of Mexican Regional music. Through a close listening methodology, I identify the distinct ideologies that undergird each of these projects and qualify them as distinct radiophonic feminisms. I argue that their work revamps the testimonio genre as a testimonio en vivo, a live, and ongoing bearing witness to injustice that calls to immediate action by sonically interrupting gendered cultural violence. Their work is a trabajo que no se ve, an unseen labor and product that advances women’s status in society. It acts through horizontal women-organized sonic spaces of convivencia through which women (re)construct feminist epistemologies.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectLatina radio culture
dc.subjectGender politics
dc.subjectSound studies
dc.subjectPodcasting
dc.titleRadiophonic feminisms : the sounds and voices of contemporary Latina radio hosts in the U.S. southwest, 1990-2017
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-08-22T14:33:40Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCárcamo-Huechante, Luis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcDonough, Kelly
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMinich, Julie A.
dc.description.departmentSpanish and Portuguese
thesis.degree.departmentSpanish and Portuguese
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanish
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-2030-8438
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