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That Latin(a) Look: Performing Ethnicity

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter covers the way that ethnic identity can be produced on and across the female body. It investigates the ways in which an image of ‘Latinaness’ is constructed around the figure of ... More


Mainstreaming Latina Identity: Culture-Blind and Colorblind Themes in Viewer Interpretations of Ugly Betty

Philip A. Kretsedemas

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uses audience studies and focus groups to examine viewers' ability and willingness to decode racial subtexts in Ugly Betty. The findings suggest that while audiences do react positively ... More


The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This anthology challenges the notion that Latinas/os are newcomers to the Midwest by emphasizing that Latinas/os have resided in the region for over a century, and have contributed to the social, ... More


Spanish Language and Education in the Midwest

Kim Potowski

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores Spanish language use, maintenance, and education in the Midwest. It surveys various studies of intergenerational language loss, Spanish language dialects, and inter-Latino ... 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


“These Latin Girls Mean Business”1: Expanding the Boundaries of Latina Youth Identity in Meg Medina’s YA Novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Cristina Herrera

in Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827456
eISBN:
9781496827500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827456.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which Latina urban identities have been shaped by popular culture as the “chola/homegirl.” However, this chapter argues that Medina’s novel challenges the seemingly ... More


Crossroads and In-Between Spaces: A Meditation on Anzaldúa and Beyond

Ofelia Schutte

in Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190062965
eISBN:
9780190063009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062965.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The essay focuses on Gloria Anzaldúa’s narrative of overcoming shame in Borderlands/La Frontera. It addresses the question of coming to terms with multiple conditions of oppression obstructing the ... More


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