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Latino/as in the Media, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9780745640082

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