Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal

Latinos and Narrative Media: Participation and Portrayal

by F. Aldama (Editor)


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This is the first book to explore the multitude of narrative media forms created by and that feature Latinos in the twenty-first century - a radically different cultural landscape to earlier epochs. The essays present a fresh take informed by the explosion of Latino demographics and its divergent cultural tastes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137366450
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/07/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jesse Alemán, University of New Mexico, USA
Camilla Fojas, DePaul University, USA
David William Foster, Arizona State University, USA
Torsa Ghosal, The Ohio State University, USA
Christopher González, Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA
Sue J. Kim, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
Isabel Molina-Guzmán, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Adilifu Nama, Loyola Marymount University, USA
William Nericcio, San Diego State University, USA
Randy Ontiveros, University of Maryland, USA
Theresa Rojas, The Ohio State University, USA
Samuel Saldívar, Michigan State University, USA
Phillip Serrato, San Diego State University, USA
Ilan Stavans, Amherst College, USA

Table of Contents

Foreword: Confessions of a Multimediated Latino; Javier Hernandez 1. Multimediated Latinos in the 21st Century: An Introduction; Frederick Luis Aldama PART I: BORDER GENRES...BORDERLANDS 2. Border Media and New Spaces of Latinidad; Camilla Fojas 3. Days of the (Un)Dead: Vampires, Zombies, and Other Forms of Chicano/a Horror in Film; Jesse Alemán 4. Postmodern Guacamole: Lifting the Lid on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera; Phillip Serrato 5. Latino Media in a Digital Age; Randy Ontiveros 6. Tex[t]-Mex, Seductive Hallucinations of the 'Mexican' in America, 2.0: A Diary Chronicling the Transmogrifying Metamorphosis of a Neurosis from Book to Museum and on to the Internet; William Nericcio 7. Nacho Libre, or, The Inauthenticity of Rasquachismo Ilan Stavans Illuminated Bodies: Kat Von D and the Borderlands of Tattoo Culture; Theresa N. Rojas PART II: TRANSMEDIAL...TRANSRACIAL CROSSINGS 8. Staking Out a Blatino Borderlands; Adilifu Nama 9. Latina Ethnoracial Ambiguity in Post-Racial Television Narratives; Isabel Molina-Guzmán 10. Unwanted Extraterrestrials...or Dirty, Stinking, Aliens: Latinos in Today's Sci-Fi Televisual Blueprints; Samuel Saldívar 11. Empathic Cross-fires: Latinos in Bollywood...Bollywood in Latinolandia; Torsa Ghosal PART III: MATTERS OF FORM, MIND, AND AUDIENCE 12. From El Mariachi to Spy Kids?: A Cognitive Approach; Sue J. Kim 13. Latino Sci-Fi: Cognition and Narrative Design in Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer; Christopher González 14. Latino Comics: Javier Hernandez's El Muerto as an Allegory of Chicano Identity; David William Foster 15. Getting Your Mind/Body On: Latinos in Video Games; Frederick Luis Aldama 16. Multimediated Latinos Come Full Circle: An Afterword; John Jota Leaños

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