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Beyond El Barrio

Author: Gina M. Pérez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081479128X
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Freighted with meaning, “el barrio” is both place and metaphor for Latino populations in the United States. Though it has symbolized both marginalization and robust and empowered communities, the construct of el barrio has often reproduced static understandings of Latino life; they fail to account for recent demographic shifts in urban centers such as New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, and in areas outside of these historic communities. Beyond El Barrio features new scholarship that critically interrogates how Latinos are portrayed in media, public policy and popular culture, as well as the material conditions in which different Latina/o groups build meaningful communities both within and across national affiliations. Drawing from history, media studies, cultural studies, and anthropology, the contributors illustrate how despite the hypervisibility of Latinos and Latin American immigrants in recent political debates and popular culture, the daily lives of America’s new “majority minority” remain largely invisible and mischaracterized. Taken together, these essays provide analyses that not only defy stubborn stereotypes, but also present novel narratives of Latina/o communities that do not fit within recognizable categories. In this way, this book helps us to move “beyond el barrio”: beyond stereotype and stigmatizing tropes, as well as nostalgic and uncritical portraits of complex and heterogeneous range of Latina/o lives.

Understanding Latino History Excavating The Past Examining The Present

Author: Pablo R. Mitchell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841691
Size: 17.78 MB
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This Latino history textbook is an outstanding reference source that covers many different Latino groups within a single comprehensive narrative. • Provides information that is accessible to a general student audience, supplying a comprehensive narrative history that covers various Latino groups along with profiles of notable Latinos from every era • Covers all Latino groups, placing the history of Mexican Americans alongside the cultures and experiences of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans • Includes primary sources with guiding questions that will help students develop interpretive, critical thinking skills • Ideally suited to serve as a reference source and as a classroom survey text for students studying Latino history

History Of Latinos Exploring Diverse Roots

Author: Pablo R. Mitchell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313393508
Size: 35.96 MB
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The first text of its kind to trace the combined history of Latino groups in the United States from 1500 to the present day. • Features a timetable of major events in Latina/o history • Emphasizes the bonds between different groups rather than their differences • Includes images and illustrations to reinforce learning • Connects the shared histories of various Latino communities

Humor And Latina O Camp In Ugly Betty

Author: Tanya González
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739197509
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Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty: Funny Looking expands the vista of critical approaches to comedy and representational politics on mainstream television from an interdisciplinary Latina/o studies approach. González and Rodriguez y Gibson examine how Ugly Betty uses humor and Latina/o camp to reframe socially charged issues on the show: representations of masculinity and familia, immigration, drag and queer subjectivities, Latina sexuality, and finally, a Latina feminist critique of the American Dream. Ugly Betty moves beyond the binaries of traditional representational politics and opens a vista of critical possibility applicable to all mainstream texts that portray people of color through comedy. This work will be of interest to scholars in media studies, Latina/o studies, and communication studies.

Latin American Research Review

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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414400990
Size: 68.87 MB
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.