Boricua Pop Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture

ISBN-10: 0814758185
ISBN-13: 9780814758182
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 337
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

View the Table of Contents .nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Read the Introduction . "A perspicacious new book and one of the most intellectually exciting works of recent years,Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the latinization of American Culturegives new meaning to the idea of the pleasure of the text. "Mixing the down and dirty with high culture to come up with good look at the transculture effects of it all." San Juan Star "Important, timely, and innovative,Boricua Popis a stellar addition to a body of work that grows in importance over time. Negrón-Muntaner's book is eagerly anticipated." José Quiroga, author of Tropics of Desire "Boricua Pop" is a foundational text in American, Latino/a, Queer, Performance, and Cultural Studies." Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, Mount Holyoke College Boricua Popis the first book solely devoted to Puerto Rican visibility, cultural impact, and identity formation in the U.S. and at home. Frances Negrón-Muntaner explores everything from the beloved American musicalWest Side Storyto the phenomenon of singer/actress/ fashion designer Jennifer Lopez, from the faux historical chronicle Seva to the creation of Puerto Rican Barbie, from novelist Rosario Ferré to performer Holly Woodlawn, and from painter provocateur Andy Warhol to the seemingly overnight success story of Ricky Martin. Negrón-Muntaner traces some of the many possible itineraries of exchange between American and Puerto Rican cultures, including the commodification of Puerto Rican cultural practices such as voguing, graffiti, and the Latinization of pop music. Drawing from literature, film, painting, and popular culture, and including both the normative and the odd, the canonized authors and the misfits, the island and its diaspora,Boricua Popis a fascinating blend of low life and high culture: a highly original, challenging, and lucid new work by one of our most talented cultural critics.

Weighing in theory : Puerto Ricans and American culture
1898 : the trauma of literature, the shame of identity
Feeling pretty : West side story and U.S. Puerto Rican identity
From Puerto Rico with Trash : Holly Woodlawn's A low life in high heels
The writing on the wall : the life and passion of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Flagging Madonna : performing a Puerto Rican-American erotics
Rosario's tongue : Rosario Ferre and the commodification of island literature
Barbie's hair : selling out Puerto Rican identity in the global market
Jennifer's butt : valorizing the Puerto Rican racialized female body
Ricky's hips : the queerness of Puerto Rican "white" culture
Postscript : words from the grave

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