Latino a Popular Culture

  • Filename: latino-a-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780814736258
  • Release Date: 2002-06-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Michelle Habell-Pallan
  • Publisher: NYU Press

White Cargo is the forgotten story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain’s American colonies. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, more than 300,000 white people were shipped to America as slaves. Urchins were swept up from London’s streets to labor in the tobacco fields, where life expectancy was no more than two years. Brothels were raided to provide “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become personal property who could be bought, sold, and even gambled away. Transported convicts were paraded for sale like livestock. Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence, but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history. This is a saga of exploration and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-latino-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 031333210X
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 981
  • Author: Cordelia Candelaria
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Contains entries that provide information about various aspects of Latino popular culture, covering people, celebrations, food,sports, events, literature and film, fashion, and other topics; arranged alphabetically from A to L.

Latino a Popular Culture

  • Filename: latino-a-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 0814736246
  • Release Date: 2002-06-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Michelle Habell-Pallan
  • Publisher: NYU Press

While the presence of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture in the United States buttresses the much-heralded Latin Explosion, the images themselves are often contradictory. Latino/a Popular Culture brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences to analyze representations of Latinidad in a diversity of genres.

Loca Motion

  • Filename: loca-motion.
  • ISBN: 0814736637
  • Release Date: 2005-05-01
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Michelle Habell-Pallan
  • Publisher: NYU Press

"An immensely valuable ocntribution. As the last generation of witnesses to the Holocaust testify to its horrors, tehy must also testify to its heroes - those who risked all to safe lives. These movingly told stories restore our faith in the human spirit." --William Shirer "The mystery of the rescue phenomenon will probably always elude us. As the rescuers' narratives in this remarkable volume show, the acts of saving Jews seemed spontaneous and natural, and thus the mystery of the rescue act begins to unravel radiantly. The insights which this interdisciplinary collection of essays subtly pieces together s how in unique fashion the preconditions, or the possibilities, of individual and collective courage." --Dennis B. Klein, author of Jewish Origins of the Psychoanalytic Movement A distinguished group of internationally known individuals, Jews and non-Jews, rescuers and rescued, offer their enriching first-person accounts and reflections that explore the question: Why did the Danes risk their lives to rescue the Jewish population?

Latinos and American Popular Culture

  • Filename: latinos-and-american-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780313392238
  • Release Date: 2013-10-10
  • Number of pages: 491
  • Author: Patricia M. Montilla
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book offers a complete overview of the contributions of U.S. Latinos to American popular culture and examines the emergence of the U.S. Latino identity.

Latinos and American Popular Culture

  • Filename: latinos-and-american-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780313392238
  • Release Date: 2013-10-10
  • Number of pages: 491
  • Author: Patricia M. Montilla
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book offers a complete overview of the contributions of U.S. Latinos to American popular culture and examines the emergence of the U.S. Latino identity.

The Routledge Companion to Latina o Popular Culture

  • Filename: the-routledge-companion-to-latina-o-popular-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781317268192
  • Release Date: 2016-05-26
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher: Routledge

Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more. Features include: consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latina/os; comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms; concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations of dia de los muertos; new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latina/o pop culture; Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latina/o popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compliation of wide-ranging case studies in Latina/o pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latina/o pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture. Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary Beltrán, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Colón, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel González-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, Ilan Stavans Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University where he is also founder and director of LASER and the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He is author, co-author, and editor of over 24 books, including the Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature and Latino/a Literature in the Classroom.

Creating Ourselves

  • Filename: creating-ourselves.
  • ISBN: 9780822391210
  • Release Date: 2009-11-11
  • Number of pages: 444
  • Author: Anthony B. Pinn
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

Creating Ourselves is a unique effort to lay the cultural and theological groundwork for cross-cultural collaboration between the African and Latino/a American communities. In the introduction, the editors contend that given overlapping histories and interests of the two communities, they should work together to challenge social injustices. Acknowledging that dialogue is a necessary precursor to collaboration, they maintain that African and Latino/a Americans need to cultivate the habit of engaging “the other” in substantive conversation. Toward that end, they have brought together theologians and scholars of religion from both communities. The contributors offer broadly comparative exchanges about the religious and theological significance of various forms of African American and Latino/a popular culture, including representations of the body, literature, music, television, visual arts, and cooking. Corresponding to a particular form of popular culture, each section features two essays, one by an African American scholar and one by a Latino/a scholar, as well as a short response by each scholar to the other’s essay. The essays and responses are lively, varied, and often personal. One contributor puts forth a “brown” theology of hip hop that celebrates hybridity, contradiction, and cultural miscegenation. Another analyzes the content of the message transmitted by African American evangelical preachers who have become popular sensations through television broadcasts, video distribution, and Internet promotions. The other essays include a theological reading of the Latina body, a consideration of the “authenticity” of representations of Jesus as white, a theological account of the popularity of telenovelas, and a reading of African American ideas of paradise in one of Toni Morrison’s novels. Creating Ourselves helps to make popular culture available as a resource for theology and religious studies and for facilitating meaningful discussions across racial and ethnic boundaries. Contributors. Teresa Delgado, James H. Evans Jr., Joseph De León, Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Angel F. Méndez Montoya, Alexander Nava, Anthony B. Pinn, Mayra Rivera, Suzanne E. Hoeferkamp Segovia, Benjamín Valentín, Jonathan L. Walton, Traci C. West, Nancy Lynne Westfield, Sheila F. Winborne

Muslims and American Popular Culture 2 volumes

  • Filename: muslims-and-american-popular-culture-2-volumes.
  • ISBN: 9780313379635
  • Release Date: 2014-02-10
  • Number of pages: 847
  • Author: Anne R. Richards
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news

From Bomba to Hip hop

  • Filename: from-bomba-to-hip-hop.
  • ISBN: 0231110774
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: Juan Flores
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

"Essential reading for understanding both national and panethnic issues that influence cultural expression and the construction of Puerto Rican identity in the US. Analyzes distinctiveness of Puerto Rican culture in New York in relation to that of other US Latino groups. Theoretically grounded essays address many of the contradictions behind the complex process of identity construction among Puerto Ricans and other Latinos. Focuses on popular music and literature"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Latining America

  • Filename: latining-america.
  • ISBN: 9780820344799
  • Release Date: 2013-02-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Claudia Milian
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press

With Latining America, Claudia Milian proposes that the economies of blackness, brownness, and dark brownness summon a new grammar for Latino/a studies that she names “Latinities.” Milian’s innovative study argues that this ensnared economy of meaning startles the typical reading practices deployed for brown Latino/a embodiment. Latining America keeps company with and challenges existent models of Latinidad, demanding a distinct paradigm that puts into question what is understood as Latino and Latina today. Milian conceptually considers how underexplored “Latin” participants––the southern, the black, the dark brown, the Central American—have ushered in a new world of “Latined” signification from the 1920s to the present. Examining not who but what constitutes the Latino and Latina, Milian’s new critical Latinities disentangle the brown logic that marks “Latino/a” subjects. She expands on and deepens insights in transamerican discourses, narratives of passing, popular culture, and contemporary art. This daring and original project uncovers previously ignored and unremarked upon cultural connections and global crossings whereby African Americans and Latinos traverse and reconfigure their racialized classifications.

The Mestizo a Community of the Spirit

  • Filename: the-mestizo-a-community-of-the-spirit.
  • ISBN: 9781630878191
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 174
  • Author: Oscar Garcia-Johnson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

This work models a creative exercise in ecclesiology based on a Latino/a practical theology of the Spirit, which designs theological discourse based on its encounter with the Spirit in human culture. Hence, it is a theology appreciative of and attentive to the "multiple matrices and intersections" of the Spirit with cultures. Garcia-Johnson offeres an appreciative and critical analysis of the uses of culture among Latino/a theologians, followed by the proposal for a postmodern Spirit-friendly cultural paradigm based on the narratives of the cross and the Pentecost. He develops a practical theology for a Latino/a postmodern ecclesiology based on three native Latino/a theological concepts: mestizaje, accompaniment, and manana eschatology. The resulting ecclesial construct-The Mestizo/a Community of Manana-reflects a transforming manana vision and models the visible cruciform community in which the transforming praxis and historical transcendence of the Christ-Spirit works from within. The work sets forth practical guidelines for implementation of the ecclesial construct in the urban context of devastated communities and offers suggestions for further development in Latino/a theology.

Oye Como Va

  • Filename: oye-como-va.
  • ISBN: 9781439900918
  • Release Date: 2010-01-25
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Deborah Pacini Hernandez
  • Publisher: Temple University Press

Latino music as an amalgam of American cultures.

Muy Pop

  • Filename: muy-pop.
  • ISBN: 9780472029440
  • Release Date: 2013-11-04
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Although investigations of Hispanic popular culture were approached for decades as part of folklore studies, in recent years scholarly explorations—of lucha libre, telenovelas, comic strips, comedy, baseball, the novela rosa and the detective novel, sci-fi, even advertising—have multiplied. What has been lacking is an overarching canvas that offers context for these studies, focusing on the crucial, framing questions: What is Hispanic pop culture? How does it change over time and from region to region? What is the relationship between highbrow and popular culture in the Hispanic world? Does it make sense to approach the whole Hispanic world as homogenized when understanding Hispanic popular culture? What are the differences between nations, classes, ethnic groups, religious communities, and so on? And what distinguishes Hispanic popular culture in the United States? In ¡Muy Pop!,Ilan Stavans and Frederick Luis Aldama carry on a sustained, free-flowing, book-length conversation about these questions and more, concentrating on a wide range of pop manifestations and analyzing them at length. In addition to making Hispanic popular culture visible to the first-time reader, ¡Muy Pop!sheds new light on the making and consuming of Hispanic pop culture for academics, specialists, and mainstream critics.


  • Filename: latinization.
  • ISBN: 0978660250
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Cristina Benitez
  • Publisher: Paramount Market Publishing

Although politicians discuss Latino immigration by the numbers, there is another side to the impact of immigrants: their influence on the culture and lifestyle of the countries they enter. Cristina Benitez, founder of Lazos Latinos, focuses her book on the positive influences that Latinos have on their new country, from culture to the high value Latinos place on their family relationships. Readers will come away with a better understanding of how to craft marketing messages that resonate with Latino customers. With a foreword by Henry Cisneros, and insights from 20 Latino experts, Latinization helps exlpain why Latino culture is here to stay.

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