Latin Looks: Latino Images in the Media / Edition 1

Latin Looks: Latino Images in the Media / Edition 1

by Clara E Rodriguez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813327660

ISBN-13: 9780813327662

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


What are "Latin looks"? A Latin look may seem at first blush to be something that everyone recognizes-brunette, sensual, expressive, animated, perhaps threatening. But upon reflection, we realize that these are the images that are prevalent in the media, while the reality in Latino communities is of a rich diversity of people and images. This book brings together…  See more details below

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What are "Latin looks"? A Latin look may seem at first blush to be something that everyone recognizes-brunette, sensual, expressive, animated, perhaps threatening. But upon reflection, we realize that these are the images that are prevalent in the media, while the reality in Latino communities is of a rich diversity of people and images. This book brings together a selection of the best, the most interesting, and the most analytically sophisticated writing on how Latinos have been portrayed in movies, television, and other media since the early years of the twentieth century and how images have changed over time in response to social and political change. Particular emphasis is given to representations of class, gender, color, race, and the political relationship between the United States and Latin America. Together the essays offer a corrective lens for interpreting how images are created, perpetuated, and manipulated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813327662
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction1
1Out of the Picture: Hispanics in the Media21
2Hispanic Voices: Is the Press Listening?36
3Distorted Reality: Hispanic Characters in TV Entertainment57
4Visual Retrospective: Latino Film Stars80
5Citizen Chicano: The Trials and Titillations of Ethnicity in the American Cinema, 1935-196285
6Stereotyping in Films in General and of the Hispanic in Particular104
7Chicanas in Film: History of an Image121
8From Assimilation to Annihilation: Puerto Rican Images in U.S. Films142
9West Side Story: A Puerto Rican Reading of "America"164
10Keeping It Reel? Films of the 1980s and 1990s180
11From the Margin to the Center: Puerto Rican Cinema in New York188
12Unofficial Stories: Documentaries by Latinas and Latin American Women200
13Type and Stereotype: Chicano Images in Film214
14Two Film Reviews: My Family/Mi Familia and The Perez Family221
15Hispanic-Oriented Media225
16Promoting Analytical and Critical Viewing240
17Questions and Reflections About the Readings in This Book254
18What We Can Do261
References271
About the Book and Editor275
About the Contributors277
Index279

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