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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:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With images of Jennifer Lopez's butt and America Ferrera's smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become an ubiquitous presence. Dangerous Curves traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience discussions. Isabel Molina-Guzmán maps the ways in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Molina-Guzmán, Isabel.
Dangerous curves.
New York : New York University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009038448
(OCoLC)326483200
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Molina-Guzmán
ISBN: 9781441638236 1441638237 9780814759547 0814759548
OCLC Number: 647835901
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 255 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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's 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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Traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience  Read more...

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