Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceaneras: Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities

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Looking beyond the satin gowns, opera-length gloves, and sparkling tiaras that signify Filipino debutantes and Mexican quinceaeras, Evelyn Ibatan Rodriguez examines the meaning of these coming-of-age rituals for immigrant American families. "Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceaeras" draws parallels between these communal ceremonies, as they each share a commonality in Spanish heritage and Catholicism and include a highly ritualized party. Rodriguez analyzes these rites and festivities to explain what they reveal about the ...

Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceaneras: Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities 2013, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pa

ISBN-13: 9781439906286

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Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceaneras: Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities 2012, Temple University Press

ISBN-13: 9781439906279

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