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By Evelyn Ibatan Rodriguez

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Looking past the satin robes, opera-length gloves, and gleaming tiaras that represent Filipino debutantes and Mexican quinceañeras, Evelyn Ibatan Rodriguez examines the that 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 proportion a commonality in Spanish background and Catholicism and comprise a hugely ritualized social gathering. Rodriguez analyzes those rites and festivities to provide an explanation for what they exhibit in regards to the members, households, and groups who arrange and perform them. 

Drawing on over fifty in-depth interviews with participants of those fast-growing American Asian and Latino populations, Rodriguez indicates how those communal celebrations of daughters were tailored by way of immigrant households to say their cultural delight and confirm their American belonging. Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras presents an intimate and compelling portrait of some of the methods immigrants and their young ones are purposefully, strategically, and creatively utilizing Filipino American debutantes and Mexican American quinceañeras to concurrently problem and assimilate into U.S. tradition and forge new understandings of what it potential to be "Mexican," "Filipino," and "American."

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