Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Marina Pérez de Mendiola
© 2016 Aida M. Villarreal-Licona
This thesis is an analytical case study of three music videos, "Pa'l Norte" by Calle 13, "Sueño Americano" by Los Rakas, and "Ice El Hielo" by La Santa Cecilia. It explores the visual and lyric narratives of these works and their role in critiquing anti-immigration rhetoric towards Latino immigrants in the United States in a post-9/11 context. Through critical analysis, this thesis argues that their work is vital in dismantling the dehumanizing and criminalizing language prevalent in legal and popular discourse, as well as challenging the manifestations of everyday "illegality."
Villarreal-Licona, Aida M., ""Pa'l Norte," "Sueño Americano" e "Ice El Hielo": Un Análisis del Video Musical en el Desmontaje de la Retórica Anti-Inmigrante en los Estados Unidos" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 884.