Canceled: University Forum Lecture Series


Feb. 24, 2022, 7pm to 8pm


Quinceañera Style and the Rise of Conspicuous Quinceañera Citizenship, which recognize a girl’s transition to young womanhood at age fifteen, are practiced in Latinx communities throughout the Americas. But in the consumer-driven United States, the ritual has evolved from a largely religious ceremony to an elaborate party where social status takes center stage. Drawing from her research into 21st-century quinceañera practice for her book Quinceañera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities, Dr. González-Martin will discuss how social negotiation and consumerism function in the coming-of-age celebration and the impact of normalizing spectacles of luxury in Latinx communities.

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College of Liberal Arts

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Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies and the Department of Sociology Consumption Citizenship, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Auditorium Rachel V. González-Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin