Dangerous Curves

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Beschreibung

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 which the Latina body is gendered, sexualized, and racialized within the United States media using a series of fascinating case studies. The book examines tabloid headlines about Jennifer Lopez's indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek's portrayal of Frida Kahlo in the movie Frida, and America Ferrera's universally appealing yet racially sublimated Ugly Betty character. Dangerous Curves carves out a mediated terrain where these racially ambiguous but ethnically marked feminine bodies sell everything from haute couture to tabloids.
Through a careful examination of the cultural tensions embedded in the visibility of Latina bodies in United States media culture, Molina-Guzmán paints a nuanced portrait of the media's role in shaping public knowledge about Latina identity and Latinidad, and the ways political and social forces shape media representations.



Autorentext

Isabel Molina-Guzman



Inhalt

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mapping the Place of Latinas in the U.S. Media
1 Saving Elián: Cubana Motherhood, Latina Immigration, and the Nation
2 Disciplining J.Lo: Booty Politics in Tabloid News
3 Becoming Frida: Latinidad and the Production of Latina Authenticity
4 "Ugly” America Dreams the American Dream
5 Maid in Hollywood: Producing Latina Labor in an Anti-immigration Imaginary
Conclusion: An Epilogue for Dangerous Curves
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Dangerous Curves
Untertitel
Latina Bodies in the Media
Autor
EAN
9780814796061
ISBN
978-0-8147-9606-1
Format
E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber
NYU Press
Genre
Psychologie
Veröffentlichung
01.02.2010
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
2.67 MB
Anzahl Seiten
272
Jahr
2010
Untertitel
Englisch
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