University Forum Lecture: Quinceañera Style and the Rise of Conspicuous Consumption Citizenship

When

Mar. 13, 2020, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Auditorium

Description

The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents "Quinceañera Style and the Rise of Conspicuous Consumption Citizenship," a talk by Rachel V. González-Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, the University of Texas at Austin. 

Quinceañera celebrations, 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.

Co-Sponsored by the Departments of Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies and the Department of Sociology

Consumption Citizenship

Price

FREE

Admission Information

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Event Sponsor

Sponsored by UNLV College of Liberal Arts, the Dean’s Associates, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum and co-sponsored by the Departments of Interdisciplinary, Gender, & Ethnic Studies and the Department of Sociology. 

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