El Corrido de Ricardo Aldape Guerra: Form, History, and Resistance

  title={El Corrido de Ricardo Aldape Guerra: Form, History, and Resistance},
  author={Gabriel Daniel Solis},
  journal={Cultural Dynamics},
  pages={173 - 196}
  • G. Solis
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Dynamics
This essay examines two corridos composed about Ricardo Aldape Guerra, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was wrongfully convicted and given a death sentence for the murder of a white Houston police officer in 1982. It shows how the corridos, “Soy Inocente” and “Al Filo de la Muerte,” are stylistically and thematically influenced by both the heroic corrido and victim corrido art forms. Although the use of the heroic corrido style and thematics is significant almost a century after the form… Expand
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  • Political Science
  • KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies
  • 2018
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