This book brings together contemporary and exciting research within communication and Latina/o studies. Written in a clear, accessible manner and based on original research drawn from a broad range of paradigms - from textual analysis to reception studies and political economy - Latina/o Communication Studies Today provides an invaluable resource and excellent case studies for those already conducting research and teaching in Latina/o communication studies. The media studied include radio, television, cinema, magazines, and newspapers.
The Editor: Angharad N. Valdivia is Research Professor at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. She has written extensively on Latina/o Media Studies and has authored and edited many books including A Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Other Essays on Media Culture (2000), Feminism, Multiculturalism and the Media: Global Diversities (1995), and A Companion to Media Studies (2005).
Contents: Angharad N. Valdivia: Is My Butt Your Island? The Myth of Discovery and Contemporary Latina/o Communication Studies - Mary Beltran: When Dolores Del Rio Became Latina: Latina/o Stardom in Hollywood's Transition to Sound - Mari Castaneda: The Importance of Spanish-Language and Latino Media - Bernadette Marie Calafell: Performing the Responsible Sponsor: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Immigration Post-9/11 - Shane T. Moreman: Hybrid Performativity, South and North of the Border: Entre la teoria y la materialidad de hibridacion - Isabel Molina Guzman: Policing the Latina/o Other: Latinidad in Prime-Time News Coverage of the Elian Gonzalez Story - Katynka Z. Martinez: Real Women and Their Curves: Letters to the Editor and a Magazine's celebration of the "Latina Body" - Dolores Ines Casillas: A Morning Dose of Latino Masculinity: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and the Politics of Gender - Lucila Vargas: Media Practices and Gendered Identity among Transnational Latina Teens - David Gonzalez Hernandez: Watching Over the Border: A Case Study of the Mexico-U.S. Television and Youth Audience - Maria Elena Cepeda: Survival Aesthetics: U.S. Latinas and the Negotiation of Popular Media - Jillian M. Baez: Mexican (American) Women Talk Back: Audience Responses to Latinidad in U.S. Advertising.