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Nájera-Ramírez, Olga

Overview
Works: 17 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 2,183 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Academic theses  Interviews  Oral histories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E184.M5, 305.4886872073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Olga Nájera-Ramírez
 
Most widely held works by Olga Nájera-Ramírez
La fiesta de los tastoanes : critical encounters in Mexican festival performance by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: first encounters -- The festival performance: a description -- Personal encounters -- Contested histories -- Jocotán today -- A religious conversion story -- The prenda system: reciprocity and resistance -- Compromising positions: the politics of hybridization -- Competing forms of cultural reproduction -- Summary and conclusions
Chicana traditions : continuity and change( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Chicana culture features contributions from native scholars, performing artists, folklorists, archivists, museum coordinators, and community activists, exploring how Mexican American women continue to invent, reshape, and transcend their traditional culture
Dancing across borders : danzas y bailes Mexicanos( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology focuses on Mexican dance practices on both sides of the border addressing questions of authenticity, aesthetics, identity, interpretation, and research methodologies in dance performance
Chicana feminisms : a critical reader by Gabriela F Arredondo( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of original essays from Chicana feminists which explores the complexities of life experiences of the Chicanas, such as class, generation, sexual orientation, age, language use, etc
La charreada! : rodeo a la mexicana( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video reveals the traditions, customs and values of a centuries-old pasttime: La charreada. The program also illustrates how La charreada links mejicanos living on both sides of the border as "one people" across time and across space
Crossing Borders, Crossing Worlds: An Oral History with UCSC Professor Olga Nájera-Ramírez( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olga Nájera-Ramírez was born in 1955 and raised in the small town of Davenport, California. She is the fourth of six children. In the early 1950s, her parents came to the United States from the state of Durango, Mexico, part of a migration of Mexican-Americans to the North Coast of Santa Cruz County. Her father worked in the fields and at the Davenport Cement Plant. When Nájera-Ramírez was eight, her father died and her family labored in the fields along with finding other jobs to support themselves. Her mother worked in packing sheds and canneries in several places in Santa Cruz County. This oral history begins with Nájera-Ramírez's recollections of growing up in Davenport. Nájera-Ramírez's early labor as a farmworker and the importance she placed on creating familia within the community in Davenport grounds her later vision of facilitating access to the university system for people of diverse locations. Even as a small child in Davenport, Najera-Ramírez was interested in becoming a teacher. Her high school counselor held what Nájera-Ramírez's termed "a paternalistic view of the minorities" and discouraged her from pursuing an advanced education in academia. But Nájera-Ramírez persevered, and despite a lack of mentors or even financial advising, became the first in her family to attend a four-year college, entering UC Santa Cruz as a student in Merrill College in 1973. As a UCSC student, Najera-Ramírez danced with Los Mejicas which galvanized what would become a lifelong interest in conducting research on the dance and traditions of Mexico and Mexican folklore. She earned a dual degree in history and Latin American studies from UC Santa Cruz in 1977. Nájera-Ramírez remembers the Chicano/Latino graduation feeling like a family party--this speaks simultaneously to the small numbers of Chicanas and Latinos graduating in 1977, as well as to importance of music, food, and cultura within a university setting to sustain people of color. Her recollections of Chicano/a Latin
Crossing Borders, Crossing Worlds : an Oral History with UC Santa Cruz Professor Olga Nájera-Ramírez by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olga Nájera-Ramírez was born in 1955 and raised in the small town of Davenport, California. She is the fourth of six children. In the early 1950s, her parents came to the United States from the state of Durango, Mexico, part of a migration of Mexican-Americans to the North Coast of Santa Cruz County. Her father worked in the fields and at the Davenport Cement Plant. When Nájera-Ramírez was eight, her father died and her family labored in the fields along with finding other jobs to support themselves. Her mother worked in packing sheds and canneries in several places in Santa Cruz County. This oral history begins with Nájera-Ramírez's recollections of growing up in Davenport. Nájera-Ramírez's early labor as a farmworker and the importance she placed on creating familia within the community in Davenport grounds her later vision of facilitating access to the university system for people of diverse locations. Even as a small child in Davenport, Najera-Ramírez was interested in becoming a teacher. Her high school counselor held what Nájera-Ramírez's termed "a paternalistic view of the minorities" and discouraged her from pursuing an advanced education in academia. But Nájera-Ramírez persevered, and despite a lack of mentors or even financial advising, became the first in her family to attend a four-year college, entering UC Santa Cruz as a student in Merrill College in 1973. As a UCSC student, Najera-Ramírez danced with Los Mejicas which galvanized what would become a lifelong interest in conducting research on the dance and traditions of Mexico and Mexican folklore. She earned a dual degree in history and Latin American studies from UC Santa Cruz in 1977. Nájera-Ramírez remembers the Chicano/Latino graduation feeling like a family party--this speaks simultaneously to the small numbers of Chicanas and Latinos graduating in 1977, as well as to importance of music, food, and cultura within a university setting to sustain people of color. Her recollections of Chicano/a Latin
Ideology and social process in La Fiesta de Los Tastoanes by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haciendo patria : charrería and the formation of a transnational Mexican community by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engendering nationalism : identity, discourse and the Mexican charro by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danza folklórica escénica : El sello artístico de Rafael Zamarripa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican folkloric dance is a stylized, choreographed art form designed to vibrantly display the cultural diversity of Mexico. Rooted in the post-revolutionary period. folklórico dance blossomed in the 1960s and has become a thriving phenomenon practiced in Mexico and the United States and performed all over the world. This documentary traces the cevelopment of Mexican folklórico dance through the experiences and artistic productions of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer, Rafael Zamarripa. A former member of the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico, Zamarripa founded the Grupo Folklórico at the Universidad de Guadalajara and the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima
Folklorico by Ballet Folklorico de Mexico( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on "folklórico," a term referring both to folkoric dance forms and performing groups, and its role as a symbol of Mexican heritage. The program highlights the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio, represented by company member Pat Medina. An overview of the historical background of folklórico in the southwestern United States examines its links with events and movements in Mexico (such as the post-revolutionary Romantic Nationalism movement), the achievements of individuals such as Berta Almaguer, who taught Mexican dance and music in San Antonio beginning in the 1930s, and the impetus provided by the Chicano movement in the U.S. in the late 1960s and 1970s, which encouraged expressions of ethnic identity and pride. Teresa Vélez, artistic director of the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio, discusses questions of authenticity and stylization in choreography and costumes. The program closes with a montage of various dances performed by the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio
Danza folklórica escénica : El sello artístico de Rafael Zamarripa = Mexican folkloric dance : Rafael Zamarripa's artistic trademark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary traces the development of Mexican folklórico dance through the experiences and artistic productions of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer, Rafael Zamarripa. A former member of the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico, Zamarripa founded the Grupo Folklórico at the Universidad de Guadalajara and the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad de Colima."--Container
La Fiesta de Los Tastoanes : a traditional festival in a Jalisco town by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mexican folkloric dance : Rafael Zamarripa's artistic trademark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chicano studies 138, spring 1988( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Encaminándonos : Américo Paredes as a guiding force in transcending borders by Olga Nájera-Ramírez( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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