To date, Chicano and Latino representation and participation in the American film industry have been largely ignored by film scholars. Genre criticism has been particularly oblivious to the presence of Chicanos in genres that have, at times, been constructed around a Chicano or Chicana 'other'--Westerns, social problems films, and the more recent urban violence film.
Paper edition of a collection of essays originally published by Garland in 1991. Contains 22 contributions to the subfield of Chicano film criticism that is emerging within both Chicano and film studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)