Latin Looks: Images Of Latinas And Latinos In The U.s. Media, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Latin Looks

Images Of Latinas And Latinos In The U.s. Media, 1st Edition

By Clara E Rodriguez


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What are "Latin looks"? A Latin look may seem at first blush to be something that everyone recognizes-brunette, sensual, expressive, animated, perhaps threatening. But upon reflection, we realize that these are the images that are prevalent in the media, while the reality in Latino communities is of a rich diversity of people and images. This book

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part 1 Latinos on Television and in the News -- Out of the Picture: Hispanics in the Media -- Hispanic Voices -- Distorted Reality -- Part 2 The Silver Screen: Stories and Stereotypes -- Visual Retrospective -- Citizen Chicano: The Trials and Titillations of Ethnicity in the American Cinema, 1935-1992 -- Stereotyping in Films in Seneral and of the Hispanic in Particular -- Chicanas in Film -- From Assimilation to Annihilation -- West Side Story -- Keeping It Reel? Films of the 1980s and 1990s -- Part 3 Creating Alternative Images: "The Others" Present Themselves -- From the Margin to the Center -- Unofficial Stories -- Type and Stereotype: Chicano Images in Film -- Two Film Reviews -- Hispanic-Oriented Media -- Part 4 Strategies for Change -- Promoting Analytical and Critical Viewing -- Questions and Reflections About the Readings in This Book -- What We Can Do

About the Author

Clara E. Rodriguez is associate professor of sociology at Fordham University.

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