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The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture

Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

© 2016 – Routledge

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Description

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.

Features include:

  • consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latina/os;
  • comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms;
  • concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations of dia de los muertos;
  • new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latina/o pop culture;

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies