The "Queen of Tejano music". Mexican Madonna. Traditional reading reduces her to a stereotype "hyper-Latina symbol." Musical influences such as disco, funk, and glam used by gay men and women of color to subvert and challenge inequality.
Tejas as a social space
tex-mex language, cusine, "its a way of life"
Jennifer as Selena- significance of her performance
Jennifers performance was significant because Selena was a Mexican-American from Texas or a Tejas while J-Lo was a nuyroican from the Bronx. Although they had similar body types and "common lives" its a homogenized form of Latinidad.