Latinos and American Popular Culture

Latinos and American Popular Culture

by Patricia M. Montilla


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ISBN-13: 9780313392221
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/2013
Pages: 491
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Patricia M. Montilla, PhD, is associate professor of Spanish at Western Michigan University. She specializes in contemporary Spanish-American poetry and U.S. Latino literature and culture. Montilla holds a doctorate in romance languages and literature from the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Patricia M. Montilla xi

1 A Mainstream Dream: Latinas/os on Prime-time Television Tanya González 1

2 Representing Latinidad in Children's Television: What Are the Kids Watching? Erynn Masi de Casanova 21

3 Spanish-Language and Latino/a-Oriented Television Kenton T. Wilkinson 49

4 The Significance of U.S. Spanish-Language Radio Mari Castañeda 69

5 Piolín por la Mañana, an Important Site of Mojarra Pedagogy Luis Loya García 87

6 Latino Representations in Film: From the Latin Lover to the Latin Boom Raúl Rosales Herrera 107

7 Say Hello to My Little Friends: Nonhumans as Latinos in U.S. Feature Films for Children Stacy Hoult-Saros 135

8 A Look at Latino Theater Elsa Bennett 161

9 Representations of Latino/as in Musical Theater and Theater for Young Audiences Roxanne Schroeder-Arce 189

10 Critical Cacophony: Notes on the Reception of Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" Karen A. Secrist 211

11 ¿Qué Onda? "What's Happening?"-Chicano Art in Twenty-First-Century America George Vargas 229

12 The Latino Novel in the Twenty-First Century Patricia M. Montilla 249

13 Latino Children's Literature: An Overview Elia Michelle Lafuente 273

14 The Latino Béisbol Experience in the United States Anthony Salazar 289

15 Latino Baseball Players in the Media: Or What Do Two Dominicans, a Mexican, and a Venezuelan Have in Common? Ryan King-White 313

16 Rings for Mexican Political Corruption and Nationalism: Lucha Libre and Boxing Martín Camps 347

17 Latinos in Major League and National Soccer Anthony Moretti 371

18 The Irony of Brown Pride: A Visual and Cultural Analysis of the Latino Presence in the NFL and NBA as Players and Consumers C. Keith Harrison Liberato Mukul 389

19 Feeding a Latino Identity: Latino Foodways and Culture in the United States Andrew Gordus 409

20 Los expertos hablan: Constructing Latina Identity in Popular Women's Magazines Angela Marie Postigo 431

About the Editor and Contributors 451

Index 459

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