In an illustrious career spanning over forty years, Américo Paredes has often set the standard for scholarship and writing in folklore and Chicano studies. In folklore, he has been in the vanguard of important theoretical and methodological movements. In Chicano studies, he stands as one of the premier exponents.
Folklore and Culture on the Texas-Mexican Border. By Américo Paredes; edited with an Introduction by Richard Bauman. Austin: University of Texas Press for the Center for Mexican-American Studies, 1993.