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Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media

Isabel Molina-Guzman


With images of Jennifer Lopez's butt and America Ferrera's smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become a ubiquitous presence. This book traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience discussions. The book maps the ways in which the Latina body is gendered, sexualized, and racialized within the United States media using a series of fascinating case studies. It examines tabloid headlines about Jennifer Lopez's indomitable se ... More

Keywords: Latina bodies, Latina women, media culture, Latina body, Latina identity, Latinidad, sexuality

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814757352
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabel Molina-Guzman, author

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