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Latino/as in the Media (Paperback)

Angharad N. Valdivia

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ISBN 10: 0745640087 / ISBN 13: 9780745640082
Published by Polity Press, United Kingdom, 2010
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The U.S. mainstream media have a love and hate relationship with Latina/os. On the one hand the media treat as hot property such stars as Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and America Ferrera; on the other they contribute to the role of Latina/os as eternal foreigners, having continually to assert their belonging and citizenship. Latina/os and the Media brings together the scholarship of communication studies scholars working on issues of Latinidad and presents it in a coherent, vibrant and accessible form to shed light on the complex relationship between Latina/os and the media. Latina/os and the Media includes the coverage of the following: the participation of Latina/os in media production; the forms in which Latina/os are represented in media; the ways that Latina/os interpret media and that other audiences interpret Latina/os in the media; and the social scientific effects of the forms in which Latina/os are represented on Latina/os in particular and culture at large. The book draws on a rich set of examples to illustrate its conclusions. It will be the first port of call for anyone wanting to know about the relationship between Latina/os and the media, including for those students taking classes on minorities and the media, or issues around race and diversity. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780745640082

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Title: Latino/as in the Media (Paperback)

Publisher: Polity Press, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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The U.S. mainstream media have a love and hate relationship withLatina/os. On the one hand the media treat as hot property suchstars as Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and America Ferrera; on theother they contribute to the role of Latina/os as eternalforeigners, having continually to assert their belonging andcitizenship. Latina/os and the Media brings together thescholarship of communication studies scholars working on issues ofLatinidad and presents it in a coherent, vibrant and accessibleform to shed light on the complex relationship between Latina/osand the media.

Latina/os and the Media includes the coverage of thefollowing: the participation of Latina/os in media production; theforms in which Latina/os are represented in media; the ways thatLatina/os interpret media and that other audiences interpretLatina/os in the media; and the social scientific effects of theforms in which Latina/os are represented on Latina/os in particularand culture at large. The book draws on a rich set of examples toillustrate its conclusions. It will be the first port of call foranyone wanting to know about the relationship between Latina/os andthe media, including for those students taking classes onminorities and the media, or issues around race and diversity.

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Angharad Valdivia, Professor of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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