Latino Images in Film Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance

ISBN-10: 0292709072
ISBN-13: 9780292709072
Edition: 2002
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Description: The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark lady - these have been the images of Latinos in US cinema for more than a century. This volume develops a theory of stereotyping that accounts for the  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The bandido, the harlot, the male buffoon, the female clown, the Latin lover, and the dark lady - these have been the images of Latinos in US cinema for more than a century. This volume develops a theory of stereotyping that accounts for the persistence of such images in U.S. popular culture.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theory
Categorizing the Other: Stereotypes and Stereotyping
Stereotypes in Film
A Crash Course on Hollywood's Latino Imagery
Subversive Acts: Latino Actor Case Studies
The Hollywood Version: Latino Representation in Mainstream Cinema
Bordertown, the Assimilation Narrative, and the Chicano Social Problem Film
The Margin as Center: The Multicultural Dynamics of John Ford's Westerns
Immigrants, Aliens, and Extraterrestrials: Science Fiction's Alien "Other" as (among Other Things) New Hispanic Imagery
Latino Self-Representation
Backstory: Chicano and Latino Filmmakers behind the Camera
El Genio del G�nero: Mexican American Border Documentaries and Postmodernism
Ethnic Ingenuity and Mainstream Cinema: Robert Rodr�guez's Bedhead (1990) and El Mariachi (1993)
The Mariachi Aesthetic Goes to Hollywood: An Interview with Robert Rodr�guez
Conclusion: The End of Stereotypes?
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