By Isabel Molina-Guzman
With photos of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and the United States Ferrera’s smile saturating nationwide and worldwide tradition, Latina our bodies became an ubiquitous presence. risky Curves lines the visibility of the Latina physique within the media and pop culture by means of reading a extensive diversity of renowned media together with information, media gossip, videos, tv information, and on-line viewers discussions.Isabel Molina-Guzm?n maps the ways that the Latina physique is gendered, sexualized, and racialized in the usa media utilizing a sequence of attention-grabbing case stories. The publication examines tabloid headlines approximately Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of Frida Kahlo within the motion picture Frida, and the USA Ferrera’s universally beautiful but racially sublimated grotesque Betty personality. harmful Curves carves out a mediated terrain the place those racially ambiguous yet ethnically marked female our bodies promote every thing from high fashion to tabloids.Through a cautious exam of the cultural tensions embedded within the visibility of Latina our bodies in usa media tradition, Molina-Guzm?n paints a nuanced portrait of the media’s function in shaping public wisdom approximately Latina identification and Latinidad, and the methods political and social forces form media representations.
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S. -Puerto Rico Operation Bootstrap program (1947– 1965). Unlike Cuban émigrés, the hundreds of thousands of Mexican and Puerto Rican laborers who came to the United States under these programs faced media invisibility and distinct economic, racial, and linguistic discrimination. The United States provided exiled Cubans with special financial and educational programs to assist their transition, yet gave Mexicans and Puerto Ricans primarily working in labor-intensive agricultural, manufacturing, and domestic service jobs little access to federal assistance.
I first discuss the movie’s performance of ethnic authenticity through its symbolic colonization of Mexican identity and the gendering of Latinidad. S. Latina/o and Mexican media audience negotiations over the movie’s construction of Mexican ethnicity to further explore the limits of producing a consumable ethnic identity and the potential for symbolic ruptures over the mediation of Mexican and Latina identity. Audiences must negotiate the global demands for a consumable feminine Latinidad. S. Latina/o media, Mexican media, and online audience receptions of Frida.
Latinidad. The case studies thus challenge and explore the efficacy and stability of Latinidad and Latina/o identity within media discourses of ethnicity and race. S. Latinas, this book engages media discourses about Latinidad through specific media case studies to explore the complex contemporary cultural terrain of Latina identity during a period of great public anxiety about changing definitions of citizenship in the United States and abroad. S. S. 1 Although media scholars often pay attention to the social or political role of news in influencing attitudes and behavior, little attention is given to the cultural function news performs.