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Dangerous curves : Latina bodies in the media

Author: Isabel Molina-Guzmán
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2010.
Series: Critical cultural communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Latina bodies have assumed an almost ubiquitous presence in US culture. 'Dangerous Curves' traces the visibility of the Latina body in media & popular culture, including the news, media gossip, movies, television news, & online audience discussions.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Molina-Guzmán, Isabel.
Dangerous curves.
New York : New York University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)741524321
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Molina-Guzmán
ISBN: 9780814757352 9780802797278 080279727X 9780814757369 0814757367 0814757359
OCLC Number: 326483200
Description: ix, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Mapping the place of Latinas in the U.S. media --
Saving Elián: Cubana motherhood, Latina immigration and the nation --
Disciplining of J. Lo: booty politics in tabloid news --
Becoming Frida: Latinidad and the production of Latina authenticity --
"Ugly" America dreams the American dream --
Maid in Hollywood: producing Latina labor in an anti-immigration imaginary --
Conclusion : An epilogue for dangerous curves.
Series Title: Critical cultural communication.
Responsibility: Isabel Molina-Guzmán.

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