1. Aparicio, Francis R., and Susana Chávez-Silverman. Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad . Dartmouth College : University Press of New England , 1997.

Aparicio and Susana Chávez-Silverman gather together many voices to discuss “latinidad”, that imaginary colony somewhere to the south of America 's hegemony.

2. Corrie, Bill. “RPG Host Network Topsites.” 1994. < > ( 12 November 2005 ).

This website has a good page dedicated to Selena. On the page, it links you to many more popular websites dedicated to Selena.

3. “Dia de Muertos.” April 15, 2004. < > (08 November 2005).

This website gives a great description of Dia de los Muertos and also explains the significance of altars.

 4. Gutiérrez, Ramón, Salvatore Scalora, William H. Beezley, and Amalia Mesa -Bai eds. Home Altars of Mexico . Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 1997.

This books talks about the importance of altars and other holidays to Latin@os. Also it shows great pictures of altars and explains many Mexican traditions.

5. Holznagel, R.F. and Paul Hehn. 2005. “Selena-Pop Musician.” < > ( 13 November 2005 ).

This website is an excellent tool for finding facts about famous people. This website did an excellent job on Selena's Biography.

6. Paredez, Deborah. “Remembering Selena, Re-membering Latinidad .” Theatre Journal , no. 54, 2002.< > ( 25 November 2005 ).

Paredez talks about how the Latina body enabled the production and negotiation of gendered, socio-political, and national imaginaries during the 1990's.

7. Peña, Manuel. The Texas-Mexican Conjunto: History of a Working-Class Music. Texas : University of Texas Press, 1985.

Peña probes the vital connection between conjunto's emergence as a powerful symbolic expression and the transformation of Texas-Mexican society from a pre- industrial folk group to a community with increasingly divergent socioeconomic classes and ideologies.

8. Peña, Manuel. Música Tejana : The Cultural Economy of Artistic Transformation . Texas : University of Texas Press, 1999.

Peña gives a detailed overview of música tejana but also analyzes the social and economic implications of the music.

9. “Selena.” Contemporary Musicians, no. 16, 1996. < > ( 10 Nov 2005 ).

This e-journal gives a biographical essay, personal information, awards, and career of Selena Quintanilla Perez.

10. “Selena!” 2004. < > (30 November 2005).

This homepage shows the beautiful altar dedicated to Selena on our first page. The link for the altar picture said that we are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work.

11. “Selena Forever.” 2004. < > ( 20 November 2005 ).

This website dedicated to Selena uses beautiful pictures of Selena throughout her short life. Permission was granted from the webmaster of this site on December 4, 2005 .

12. “Selena Superstar.” 2001. < > ( 13 November 2005 ).

This homepage does a great job describing the biography of Selena Quintanilla Perez.

13. Stavans, Ilan. “Santa Selena.” Transitions , no. 70, 1996. < 3E2.0.CO%3B2-6 > ( 28 November 2005 ).

Stavans reflects on the great Latina Performer, Selena Quintanilla Perez. He shows her significance to Latino culture and history.





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