Cathy Ragland is an Assistant Professor in Music and the Arts at SUNY/Empire State College. She is a former music critic for the San Antonio Express-News, Seattle Times and Austin American-Statesman, where, among many things, she wrote about Tex-Mex and Nortena music. She is also a former folklorist and co-founder of the Mariachi Academy of New York, an after-school program in East Harlem.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Mexicanidad and Musica Nortena in the "Two Mexicos" 2. Regional Identity, Class, and the Emergence of "Border Music" 3. Border Culture, Migration, and the Development of Early Musica Nortena 4. Modern Musica Nortena and the Undocumented Immigrant 5. Los Tigres del Norte and the Transnationalization of Musica Nortena in the Working-Class Mexican Diaspora Conclusion Glossary References Selected Discography Interviews Index