Pachuco refers to a subculture of Chicanos and Mexican-Americans, associated with zoot suits, street gangs, nightlife, and flamboyant public behavior. The idea. The Pachuco and Other Extremes. All of us, at some moment, have had a vision of our existence as something unique, untransferable and very precious. This. Start studying El pachuco y otros extremos por Octavio Paz. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

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Some pachucas wore the traditionally male zoot suit, albeit with modifications to fit the female form. Pachucas broke taboos e, their time by wearing men’s-style pants sometimes and appearing pacbuco public often with their pachuco boyfriends; at the time, a “good woman” was considered to have her place in the home. Retrieved 5 November June Learn how and when to remove this template message. They often carried concealed weapon s and were involved in criminal activities such as vandalism and gang-related misdemeanors.

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Finding libraries that hold this item This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat El pachuco y otros extremos. He introduced the Pachuco dress and slang throughout his Golden age-era films.

There have long been migrants from Hidalgo state living in Texas. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.


Like the entire culture, the fashion aesthetic revolved around the concept of “see and be seen”. Bad boy Gentleman thief Pirate Air pirate Space pirate. Gentleman detective Jack Trickster. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Pachucos boldly chose not to follow these regulations, demonstrating rebellious attitudes and pride in their culture. Pachucos dressed in recognizable Zoot suitsand often styled their hair into ducktails.

Pachucos became known for their distinguished look, dialogue, and actions. Retrieved 7 November However, the zoot suit remains a popular choice of formal wear for urban and rural Latino youths in heavily ethnic Mexican neighborhoods. Dark Lord Mad scientist Supervillain.

Pachuco style was a dominating trend among Mexican-American youth in the ss. Remember me on this computer.

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This article is about the Mexican American subculture. The name field is required. This image contrasted with the traditional Latino-American image of femininity at the time which held that the “good” minority woman stayed in the home. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

Octavio Paz Find more information about: You may send this otroe to up to five recipients. Spanish View all editions and formats. The pachuco subculture declined in the s, evolving into the Chicano style. Yet another theory is put forth by author Laura L. The name “Pachuco” is quite possibly derived from the name of the city of PachucaHidalgoMexico. Byronic hero Man alone Tragic hero.


Because of this, outsiders saw Pachucas as rebellious, tacky, and un-American. Retrieved from ” https: Another theory says that the word derives from pochoa derogatory term for a Mexican born in the United States who has lost touch with the Mexican culture. Citations are based on reference standards.

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Retrieved 2 June This was very subversive at the time because of long-held gender roles that dictated how a person should dress. This enactment targeted Pachucos in particular because of the excess fabric used in their zoot suits. This style was associated with gang membership and activity toros due to the Zoot Suit Riots that took place in Southern California in The origin of the term “pachuco” is uncertain, but one theory connects it to the city of El Paso, Texas, which was sometimes referred to as “Chuco Town” or “El Chuco.

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