Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o 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, quinceÃ±eras, and much more.
- consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latina/os;
- comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms;
- concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from childrenâs television to representations of dia de los muertos;
- new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latina/o pop culture;
Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latina/o popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compliation of wide-ranging case studies in Latina/o pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latina/o pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture.
Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary BeltrÃ¡n, William A. Calvo-QuirÃ³s, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. ColÃ³n, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura FernÃ¡ndez, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique GarcÃa, Christopher GonzÃ¡lez, Rachel GonzÃ¡lez-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. MacÃas, DesirÃ©e Martin, Paloma MartÃnez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel MillÃ¡n, Amelia MarÃa de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, RocÃo 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 24 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom.
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