Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Read me in The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture

I'm very happy to inform you that you may now start pre-ordering The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, which includes my first published article on Science Fiction and Latina/o studies, "Science Fiction and Latina/o Studies Today... and in the Future." I know the book is costly, but I invite you all to read, and to use it in your classrooms.

You may pre-order the book through any of your favorite methods, including Amazon.com.

Please send me your comments, I would be happy to read them.

Here is a brief synopsis of the book's contents:

Latino popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latinos in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latino popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more.

Features include:

  • consideration of differences between pop culture made by and about Latinos;

  • comprehensive and critical analyses of various pop cultural forms;

  • concrete and detailed treatments of major primary works from children’s television to representations of dia de los muertos;

  • new perspectives on the political, social, and historical dynamic of Latino pop culture;

Chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latino popular cultural studies. A vitally engaging and informative volume, this compilation of wide-ranging case studies in Latino pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latino pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture.

Contributors: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Aragon, Mary Beltrán, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Colón, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel González-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, Ilan Stavans.

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