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Introduction: Mapping the Place of Latinas in the U.S. Media

Isabel Molina-Guzmán

in Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757352
eISBN:
9780814759547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757352.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the symbolic colonization and symbolic ruptures embedded in media discourses and audience readings about Latinas and ... More


Maid in Hollywood: Producing Latina Labor in an Anti-immigration Imaginary

Isabel Molina-Guzmán

in Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757352
eISBN:
9780814759547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757352.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the cinematic and IMDb audience discourse about Latina migration and labor in two romantic Hollywood comedies, Spanglish (2004) and Maid in Manhattan (2002), to document how the ... More


Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Isabel Molina-Guzman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757352
eISBN:
9780814759547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757352.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

With images of Jennifer Lopez's butt and America Ferrera's smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become a ubiquitous presence. This book traces the visibility of the Latina ... More


Conclusion: An Epilogue for Dangerous Curves

Isabel Molina-Guzmán

in Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757352
eISBN:
9780814759547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757352.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins by discussing the increased visibility of Latinas in the global mediascape. However, it also observes that despite the representational progress of some Latina figures over the ... More


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