In Search of Belonging : Latinas, Media, and Citizenship Paperback / softback
Part of the Latinos in Chicago and Midwest series
In Search of Belonging explores the ways Latina/o audiences in general, and women in particular, makes sense of and engage both mainstream and Spanish-language media.
Jillian M. Baez's eye-opening ethnographic analysis draws on the experiences of a diverse group of Latinas in Chicago.
In-depth interviews reveal Latinas viewing media images through a lens of citizenship.
These women search for nothing less than recognition--and belonging --through representations of Latinas in films, advertising, telenovelas, and TV shows like Ugly Betty and Modern Family.
Baez's personal interactions and research merge to create a fascinating portrait, one that privileges the perspectives of the women themselves as they consume media in complex, unpredictable ways.
Innovative and informed by a wealth of new evidence, In Search of Belonging answers important questions about the ways Latinas perform citizenship in today's America.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 202 pages
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press
- Publication Date: 21/02/2018
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780252083419
- Hardback from £65.09