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Selenidad is a book written by Deborah Paredez that explores the afterlife effects that the death of Tejana music sensation Selena had and its connection with Latina/o identity and Latinidad in the United States during the 1990s. Paredez describes the meaning of Selenidad and the connection between latinidad; the process of Latina/o identity formation, in the United States.
Selenidad functions a significant mythology to express transnational Latina/o culture between national borders. Selenidad rose from the nativist conception during the 1990s in the United States. Paredez argues that Through the analysis of Selena's commemorations and celebrations of her life, Paredez looks into how the acts of remembering Selena parallel with Latina identity production in both body and in memory.