Latino/a Popular Culture

Latino/a Popular Culture

by Michelle Habell-Pallan, Abouali Farmanfarmaian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814736246

ISBN-13: 9780814736241

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: New York University Press

"The stunning, eloquent, and insightful essays broaden both our knowledge of Latino/a cultural production and challenge the traditional paradigms of cultural and ethnic studies doing so through accessible, historically informed approaches."

—Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University

Latinos have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. While

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"The stunning, eloquent, and insightful essays broaden both our knowledge of Latino/a cultural production and challenge the traditional paradigms of cultural and ethnic studies doing so through accessible, historically informed approaches."

—Mary Pat Brady, Cornell University

Latinos have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. While the presence of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture in the United States buttresses the much-heralded Latin Explosion, the images themselves are often contradictory.

In Latino/a Popular Culture, Habell-Pallán and Romero have brought together scholars from the humanities and social sciences to analyze representations of Latinidad in a diversity of genres - media, culture, music, film, theatre, art, and sports - that are emerging across the nation in relation to Chicanas, Chicanos, mestizos, Puerto Ricans, Caribbeans, Central Americans and South Americans, and Latinos in Canada.

Contributors include Adrian Burgos, Jr., Luz Calvo, Arlene Dávila, Melissa A. Fitch, Michelle Habell-Pallán, Tanya Katerí; Hernández, Josh Kun, Frances Negron-Muntaner, William A. Nericcio, Raquel Z. Rivera, Ana Patricia Rodríguez, Gregory Rodriguez, Mary Romero, Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, Christopher A. Shinn, Deborah R. Vargas, and Juan Velasco.

Author Biography: Michelle Habell-Pallán is Assistant Professor in American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. Mary Romero is Professor of Justice Studies at Arizona University and a Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her booksinclude Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736241
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Talking Back: Spanish Media and U.S. Latinidad

2 Barbie’s Hair: Selling Out Puerto Rican Identity in the Global Market

3 The Buena Vista Social Club: The Racial Politics of Nostalgia

4 “Lemme Stay, I Want to Watch”: Ambivalence in Borderlands Cinema

5 Encrucijadas: Rubén Blades at the Transnational Crossroads

6 “The Sun Never Sets on MTV”: Tijuana NO! and the Border of Music Video

7 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: Selena and Tejano Music in the Making of Tejas

8 Hip Hop and New York Puerto Ricans

9 Paul Simon’s The Capeman: The Staging of Puerto Rican National Identity as Spectacle and Commodity on Broadway

10 Gender Bending in Latino Theater

11 “Don’t Call Us Hispanic”: Popular Latino Theater in Vancouver

12 A Decidedly “Mexican” and “American” Semi[er]otic Transference

13 Performing Multiple Identities: Guillermo Gómez-Peña and His “Dangerous Border Crossings”

14 Learning America’s Other Game: Baseball, Race, and the Study of Latinos

15 Fútbol Nation: U.S. Latinos and the Goal of a Homeland

16 Boxing and Masculinity: The History and (Her)story of Oscar de la Hoya

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