Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture

Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture

By: Alma M. Garcia (editor)Paperback

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Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture is a collection of 17 essays that analyze representations in popular culture of African American, Asian American, Latina, and Native American women. The anthology is divided into four parts: film images, beauty images, music, and television. The articles share two intellectual traditions: the authors, predominantly women of color, use an intersectionality perspective in their analysis of popular culture and the representation of women of color, and they identify popular culture as a site of conflict and contestation. Instructors will find this collection to be a convenient textbook for women's studies; media studies; race, class, and gender courses; ethnic studies; and more.

About Author

Alma M. Garcia is a professor of sociology and director of the Latin American Studies Program at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.


Acknowledgments Credits Introduction Part I: Film Images 1 Ideological Racism and Cultural Resistance: Constructing Our Own Images, Yen Le Espiritu 2. Black Women's Films: Genesis of a Tradition, Jacqueline Bobo 3. Ghosts and Vanishing Indian Women: Death of the Celluloid Maiden in the 1990s, M. Elise Marubbio 4. Lost in the Cinematic Landscape: Chicanas as Lloronas inContemporary Film, Domino Renee Perez 5. Chasing Fae: The Watermelon Woman and Black Lesbian Possibility, Laura L. Sullivan Part II: Beauty Images 6. Hey Girl, Am I More than My Hair?: African American Women and Their Struggles with Beauty, Body Image, and Hair, Tracey Owens Patton 7. Barbie's Hair: Selling Out Puerto Rican Identity in the Global Market, Frances Negron-Muntaner 8. The Pocahontas Perplex: The Image of Indian Women in American Culture, Rayna Green 9. Yearning for Lightness: Transnational Circuits in the Marketing and Consumption of Skin Lighteners, Evelyn Nakano Glenn Part III: Music 10. Bad Sistas: Black Women Rappers and Sexual Politics in Rap Music, Tricia Rose 11. Jennifer as Selena: Rethinking Latinidad in Media and Popular Culture, Frances R. Aparicio 12. Passed into the Present: Women in Hawaiian Entertainment, Amy Ku`uleialoha Stillman 13. Cibo Matto's Stereotype A: Articulating Asian American Hip Pop, Jane C. H. Park Part IV: Television 14. "Made to Be the Maid"?: An Examination of the Latina as Maid in Mainstream Film and Television, Rosa E. Soto 15. The Burden of History: Representations of American Indian Women in Popular Media, S. Elizabeth Bird 16. The Eurasian Female Hero(ine): Sydney Fox as Relic Hunter, Yasmin Jiwani 17. The Maddening Business of Show, Beretta E. Smith-Shomade About the Editor

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  • ISBN13: 9780759119628
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 358
  • ID: 9780759119628
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 0759119627

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