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By Evelyn Ibatan Rodriguez

Looking past the satin robes, opera-length gloves, and glowing tiaras that characterize Filipino debutantes and Mexican quinceañeras, Evelyn Ibatan Rodriguez examines the which means of those coming-of-age rituals for immigrant American households. Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras attracts parallels among those communal ceremonies, as they each one percentage a commonality in Spanish history and Catholicism and comprise a hugely ritualized get together. Rodriguez analyzes those rites and festivities to provide an explanation for what they show in regards to the participants, households, and groups who set up and perform them. 

Drawing on over fifty in-depth interviews with contributors of those fast-growing American Asian and Latino populations, Rodriguez indicates how those communal celebrations of daughters were tailored by means of immigrant households to say their cultural satisfaction and verify their American belonging. Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras offers an intimate and compelling portrait of many of the methods immigrants and their young children are purposefully, strategically, and creatively utilising Filipino American debutantes and Mexican American quinceañeras to at the same time problem and assimilate into U.S. tradition and forge new understandings of what it skill to be "Mexican," "Filipino," and "American."

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