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Latin looks : images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. media

Author: Clara E Rodriguez
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
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"Collection of essays provides a sustained critique of stereotypical images and representations of Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in US film, television, and printed media. Authors of individual chapters are experts in media and/or performance studies. Contributes to a better understanding of Latino cultural experiences in US society"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Latin looks.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
(OCoLC)645843740
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clara E Rodriguez
ISBN: 0813327652 9780813327655 0813327660 9780813327662
OCLC Number: 36364100
Description: viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Out of the picture: Hispanics in the media / National Council of La Raza --
Hispanic voices: is the press listening? / Jorge Quiroga --
Distorted reality: Hispanic characters in TV entertainment / S. Robert Lichter and Daniel R. Amundson --
Visual retrospective: Latino film stars / Clara E. Rodriguez --
Citizen Chicano: the trials and titillations of ethnicity in the American cinema, 1935-1962 / Chon Noriega --
Stereotyping in films in general and of the Hispanic in particular / Charles Ramirez Berg --
Chicanas in film: history of an image / Carlos E. Cortes --
From assimilation to annihilation: Puerto Rican images in U.S. films / Richie Perez --
West side story: a Puerto Rican reading of "America" / Alberto Sandoval Sanchez --
Keeping it reel? films of the 1980s and 1990s / Clara E. Rodriguez --
From the margin to the center: Puerto Rican cinema in New York / Lillian Jimenez --
Unofficial stories: documentaries by Latinas and Latin American women / Liz Kotz --
Type and stereotype: Chicano images in film / Linda Williams --
Two film reviews: My family/mi familia and The Perez family / Santiago Nieves and Frank Algarin --
Hispanic-oriented media / Federico Subervi-Velez [and others] --
Promoting analytical and critical viewing / Clara E. Rodriguez --
Questions and reflections about the readings in this book / Clara E. Rodriguez --
What we can do / Clara E. Rodriguez.
Responsibility: edited by Clara E. Rodríguez.
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"What are "Latin looks"? A Latin look may seem at first blush to be something that everyone recognizes-brunette, sensual, expressive, animated, perhaps threatening. But upon reflection, we realize  Read more...

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