Maracucha

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uno.edu/twohomes/2
Author(s):
Madueño, Lorvelis A.
Publisher(s):
Neighborhood Story Project
Tags:
Latin America; 2014 Venezuelan protests; Immigration; Latino/a; Spanish; Gender; Sexuality; Gaita; Foodways; Political resistance; Race; Ethnicity; Latin America; 2014 Venezuelan protests; Immigration; Latino/a; Spanish; Gender; Sexuality; Gaita; Foodways; Political resistance; Race; Ethnicity; Social and Cultural Anthropology
book chapter description
Lorvelis Madueño immigrated from Venezuela to New Orleans with her sister and her sister’s wife seeking stability after the 2014 Venezuelan protests. Madueño describes the sociopolitical climate of Venezuela, different race and ethnic understandings in the United States, gender and sexuality, and the gaita style of Venezuelan folk music. In conversations with her sister Loraine, Madueño reveals the similarities and differences in their upbringing and immigration experiences. Through these observations Madueño hopes to highlight the importance of immigrants sharing their stories.