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The first extensive study of the representation of the Latina body in U.S. popular culture, from "Latin bombshell" Carmen Miranda in the 1940s to Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292714939
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 539,090
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Myra Mendible is Professor in the Interdisciplinary Studies and English programs at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Embodying "Latinidad": An Overview
Myra Mendible

Section One. Case Studies: Silent and Classic Film Era
1. Film Viewing in Latino Communities, 1896-1934: Puerto Rico as Microcosm
Clara E. Rodríguez
2. Lupe Vélez: Queen of the B's
Rosa Linda Fregoso
3. Lupe Vélez Regurgitated: Cautionary, Indigestion-Causing Ruminations on "Mexicans" in "American" Toilets Perpetrated While Covetously Screening "Veronica"
William A. Nericcio

Section Two. Performing Bodies: Contemporary Film and Music Media
4. Celia's Shoes
Frances Negrón-Muntaner
5. Salma Hayek's Frida: Transnational Latina Bodies in Popular Culture
Isabel Molina Guzmán
6. Is Penelope to J.Lo as Culture Is to Nature? Eurocentric Approaches to "Latin" Beauties
Angharad Valdivia
7. Jennifer Lopez: The New Wave of Border Crossing
Tara Lockhart
8. "There's My Territory": Shakira Crossing Over
Cynthia Fuchs
9. "Hey, Killer": The Construction of a Macho Latina, or the Perils and Enticements of Girlfight
Karen R. Tolchin

Section Three. Sensational Bodies: Discourses of Latina Femininity
10. On the Semiotics of Lorena Bobbitt
Charla Ogaz
11. Disorderly Bodies and Discourses of Latinidad in the Elián González Story
Isabel Molina Guzmán
12. The Body in Question: The Latina Detective in the Lupe Solano Mystery Series
Ana Patricia Rodríguez
13. La Princesa Plástica: Hegemonic and Oppositional Representations of Latinidad in Hispanic Barbie
Karen Goldman
14. Chusmas, Chismes, y Escándalos: Latinas Talk Back to El Show de Cristina and Laura en América
Viviana Rojas

Notes on Contributors

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