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Latin Looks
Images Of Latinas And Latinos In The U.s. Media

ISBN 9780813327662
Published May 2, 1997 by Routledge
324 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together a selection of the most analytically sophisticated writing on how Latinos have been portrayed in movies, television, and other U.S. media since the early years of the twentieth century and how images have changed over time in response to social and political change.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Latinos on Television and in the News -- Out of the Picture: Hispanics in the Media -- Hispanic Voices -- Distorted Reality -- The Silver Screen -- 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 -- Creating Alternative Images -- From the Margin to the Center -- Unofficial Stories -- Type and Stereotype: Chicano Images in Film -- Two Film Reviews -- Hispanic-Oriented Media -- Strategies for Change -- Promoting Analytical and Critical Viewing -- Questions and Reflections About the Readings in This Book -- What We Can Do -- About the Book and Editor

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