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CHISMOSXS A TRAVÉS DE LAS FRONTERAS: EXPLORING CHISME AS A VEHICLE OF INTIMACY AMONGST MY TRANSNATIONAL FAMILY

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dc.contributor.advisor Grigsby, Juli
dc.contributor.author Morales, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-08T19:32:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-08T19:32:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/21602
dc.description.abstract Chisme is gossip, literally translated. However, chisme is also a means of transferring knowledge, and affirming connection within transnational families. In my upbringing, chisme has carried a negative connotation of idle mouths, de gente con nada más mejor que hacer. However, in contemporary times, the term, chismosxs, is now seen as more comical, as a stereotype of Latinx culture. Nonetheless, this raises a discussion: how can chisme be seen as a positive force, as a vehicle of intimacy? As I have been socialized, chisme is much more prevalent in relationships within family in the United States and Mexico, which demonstrates an intergenerational element of chisme as an oral practice, as tradition, as well as a form of maintaining intimate connections. In this project, I will address the following questions: Can chisme be considered as a vehicle of intimacy? As a lens to tell stories? What does chisme accomplish? Through qualitative interviews in my home communities of the Morales family in the United States and Mexico, accompanied by photographs, this project will identify the factors that intensify chisme as feminist knowledge production in the context of intimacy within my transnational family across the U.S.-México border.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Anthropology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.lcsh Intimacy (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Transnationalism
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Families -- Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Oral Tradition -- North America
dc.title CHISMOSXS A TRAVÉS DE LAS FRONTERAS: EXPLORING CHISME AS A VEHICLE OF INTIMACY AMONGST MY TRANSNATIONAL FAMILY
dc.type Thesis
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