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Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture (Hardcover)
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Latino popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latinos in mainstream media. InThe Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latino 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.
- consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latinos;
- comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms;
- concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations ofdia de los muertos;
- new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latino pop culture;
Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latino popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compliation of wide-ranging case studies in Latino pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latino 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 22 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature andLatino/a Literature in the Classroom.