Latino/as in the Media Paperback / softback
Part of the Media and Minorities series
The U.S. mainstream media have a love and hate relationship withLatina/os.
On the one hand the media treat as hot property suchstars as Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and America Ferrera; on theother they contribute to the role of Latina/os as eternalforeigners, having continually to assert their belonging andcitizenship. Latina/os and the Media brings together thescholarship of communication studies scholars working on issues ofLatinidad and presents it in a coherent, vibrant and accessibleform to shed light on the complex relationship between Latina/osand the media. Latina/os and the Media includes the coverage of thefollowing: the participation of Latina/os in media production; theforms in which Latina/os are represented in media; the ways thatLatina/os interpret media and that other audiences interpretLatina/os in the media; and the social scientific effects of theforms in which Latina/os are represented on Latina/os in particularand culture at large.
The book draws on a rich set of examples toillustrate its conclusions. It will be the first port of call foranyone wanting to know about the relationship between Latina/os andthe media, including for those students taking classes onminorities and the media, or issues around race and diversity.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Polity Press
- Publication Date: 26/03/2010
- Category: Media studies
- ISBN: 9780745640082
- Hardback from £53.25