Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more.
Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latina/o popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compliation of wide-ranging case studies in Latina/o pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latina/o pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture.
Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary Beltrán, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Colón, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel González-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, Ilan Stavans
Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of LASER and the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 24 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom.
INTRODUCTION. PUTTING THE POP IN LATINO CULTURE.
CHAPTER 1. LATINA/OS ON TV!: A Proud (and Ongoing) Struggle Over Representation and Authorship CHAPTER 2. LATINO FILM IN THE END TIMES
CHAPTER 3. "¡VÁMONOS! LET’S GO!": Latina/o Children’s Television
CHAPTER 4. BRANDING "LATINOHOOD," JUAN BOBO, AND THE COMMODIFICATION OF DORA THE EXPLORER
CHAPTER 5. CANTA Y NO LLORES: Life & Latinidad in Children’s Animation
CHAPTER 6. BEYOND THE "DIGITAL DIVIDE" & LATINA/O POP
CHAPTER 7. WHY VIDEOGAMES: Ludology Meets Latino Studies
Chapter 8. The Industry & Aesthetics of Latino Comic Books
Chapter 9. SCIENCE FICTION AND Latino Studies Today… and in the Future
CHAPTER 10. THE TECHNOLOGY OF LABOR, MIGRATION, AND PROTEST
CHAPTER 11. PERFORMING MESTIZAJE: Making Indigenous Acts Visible in Latina/o Popular Culture
CHAPTER 12. BROWN BODIES ON GREAT WHITE WAY: Latina/o Theater, Pop Culture, and Broadway
CHAPTER 13. SIEMPRE PA’L ARTE: The Passions of Latina/o Spoken Word
CHAPTER 14. POSTINDUSTRIAL PINTO POETICS AND NEW MILLENNIAL MAIZ NARRATIVES: Race and Place in Chicano Hip Hop
CHAPTER 15. PUNK SPANGLISH
CHAPTER 16. LATINO RADIO AND COUNTER EPISTEMOLOGIES
CHAPTER 17. HERMANDAD, ARTE & REBELDÍA: Mexican Popular Art in New York City
CHAPTER 18. INEXACT REVOLUTIONS: Understanding Latino Pop Art
CHAPTER 19. INSTALLATION ART, TRANSNATIONALISM AND THE CHINESE-CHICANO EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER 20. REVISING THE ARCHIVE: Documentary Portraiture in the Photography of Delilah Montoya
CHAPTER 21. FARMWORKER-TO-TABLE MEXICAN: Decolonizing Haute Cuisine
CHAPTER 22. THE RITUALS OF HEALTH
CHAPTER 23. LOWRIDER PUBLICS: Aesthetics and Contested Communities
CHAPTER 24. BARRIO RITUAL AND POP RITE: Quinceañeras in the Folklore-Popular Culture Borderlands
CHAPTER 25. CULTURA JOTERIA: The Ins and Outs of Latina/o Popular Culture
CHAPTER 26. RAZA ROCKABILLY AND GREASER CULTURA
CHAPTER 27. BODIES IN MOTION: Latin@ Popular Culture as Rasquache Resistance
CHAPTER 28. CLAIMING STYLE, CONSUMING CULTURE: The Politics of Latina Self-Styling and Fashion Lines
CHAPTER 30. LATINOS IN THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGIATE, AND COMMUNITY SPORTING LANDSCAPE
CHAPTER 31. SAINTS
CHAPTER 32. DAY OF THE DEAD: Decolonial Expressions in Pop de los Muertos
CHAPTER 33. LIBERANOS DE TODO MAL/BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL: Latin@ Monsters Theory and the Outlining of Our Phantasmagoric Landscapes
CHAPTER 34. NARCO CULTURA
CHAPTER 35. SMUGGLING AS A SPECTACLE: Irregular Migration and Coyotes in contemporary US Latino Popular Culture
AFTERWORD. A LATINO POP QUARTET FOR THE ONTOLOGICALLY COMPLEX SMARTPHONE
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