The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media provides students and scholars with an indispensable overview of the domestic and transnational dynamics at play within multi-lingual Latina/o media. The book examines both independent and mainstream media via race and gender in its theoretical and empirical engagement with questions of production, access, policy, representation, and consumption. Contributions consider a range of media formats including television, radio, film, print media, music video and social media, with particular attention to understudied fields such as audience and production studies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Contemporary Latina/o Media
Chapter 1: "Authenticity, Appropriation, Articulation: The Cultural Logic of Latinidad," Esteban del Río
Chapter 2: "The Transnational Restructuring of Communication and Consumption Practices: Latinos in the Urban Settings of Global Cities," Jéssica Retis
Chapter 3: "A Political-Economic Analysis of the Evolution of Latino Media in the New Latino South," Lucila Vargas and Joseph Erba
Chapter 4: "Implicit Utopias and Ambiguous Ethnics: Latinidad and the Representational Promised Land,"Angharad Valdivia
Chapter 5: "Phenotypicality Bias on Television?: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Primetime TV," Dana Mastro and Alexander Sink
Chapter 6: "Beyond the Market: Lessons Learned from Latina/o Audiences," Kristin Moran
Part II: Access, Policy and Production in Latina/o Media
Chapter 7: "Altering the U.S. Soundscape through Latina/o Community Radio," Mari Castañeda
Chapter 8: " The State of Emergency Communications at a Time of Population and Linguistic Shifts: A Case Study in Central Texas," Federico Subervi
Chapter 9: "Direct to DVD: A Case Study of Latina/o Genre and Audience," Orquidea Morales
Chapter 10: "From the Bronze Screen to the Computer Screen: Latina/o Web Series and Independent Production," Vittoria Rodríguez and Mary Beltrán
Chapter 11: "Latina/Latino Community Journalism: A San Francisco Case Study," Katynka Zazueta Martínez
Chapter 12: "The Cycle of Latina/o Community Media Activism: Digital Storytelling in Springfield, MA," Rogelio Miñana
Part III: Representations of Latinas/os in the Media
Chapter 13: "Imagining Postville: National Public R
María Elena Cepeda is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at Williams College, where her research and teaching focus on transnational Latina/o popular media and music, audience studies, gender, and language politics. She is the author of Musical ImagiNation: U.S.-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom.
Dolores Inés Casillas is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has published essays on radio humor, "accent" use within popular culture, immigration-based media, Chicana/o listening practices and the award-winning book, Sounds of Belonging!: U.S. Spanish-Language Radio and Public Advocacy.
"This must-have collection represents the definite resource on the present state and future directions of Latino/a media studies, and makes amply clear that Latino/a media scholars are at the vanguard of the most cutting edge interventions in media and communication studies today." –Arlene Dávila, New York University
"Cepeda and Casillas’ volume is a milestone in the study of [email protected] and media/communication studies. Written by well-established and emerging scholars coming from the humanities and the social sciences, the collection invite the readers to learn about a broad array of areas—from immigrants’ media consumption, to community journalism, to [email protected] web series, to Latino rock." –Yeidy M. Rivero, University of Michigan