From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture

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From the exuberant excesses of Carmen Miranda in the "tutti frutti hat" to the curvaceous posterior of Jennifer Lopez, the Latina body has long been a signifier of Latina/o identity in U.S. popular culture. But how does this stereotype of the exotic, erotic Latina "bombshell" relate, if at all, to real Latina women who represent a wide spectrum of ethnicities, national origins, cultures, and physical appearances? How are ideas about "Latinidad" imagined, challenged, and inscribed on Latina bodies? What racial, class, and ...

From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture 2007, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292714939

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From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture 2007, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

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