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Title Contested images : women of color in popular culture / edited by Alma M. Garcia.

Imprint Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.488 C767 2012    ---  Available
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Description xxviii, 329 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture is a collection of 17 essays that analyze representations in popular culture of African American, Asian American, Latina, and Native American women. The anthology is divided into four parts: film images, beauty images, music, and television. The articles share two intellectual traditions: the authors, all women of color, use an intersectionality perspective in their analysis of popular culture and the representation of women of color, and they identify popular culture as a site of conflict and contestation. Instructors will find this collection to be a convenient textbook for women's studies; media studies; race, class, and gender courses; ethnic studies; and more."--Publisher's website.
Contents pt. 1. Film images. Ideological racism and cultural resistance : constructing our own images / Yen Le Espiritu ; Black women's films : genesis of a tradition / Jacqueline Bobo ; Ghosts and vanishing Indian women : death of the celluloid maiden in the 1990s / M. Elise Marubbio ; Lost in the cinematic landscape : Chicanas as Lloronas in contemporary film / Domino Renee Pérez ; Chasing Fae : The watermelon woman and black lesbian possibility / Laura L. Sullivan -- pt. 2. Beauty images. Hey girl, am I more than my hair? African American women and their struggles with beauty, body image, and hair / Tracey Owens Patton ; Barbie's hair : selling out Puerto Rican identity in the global market / Frances Negrón-Muntaner ; The Pocahontas perplex : the image of Indian women in American culture / Rayna Green ; Yearning for lightness : transnational circuits in the marketing and consumption of skin lighteners / Evelyn Nakano Glenn -- pt. 3. Music. Bad sistas : black women rappers and sexual politics in rap music / Tricia Rose ; Jennifer as Selena : rethinking Latinidad in media and popular culture / Frances R. Aparicio ; Passed into the present : women in Hawaiian entertainment / Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman ; Cibo Matto's Stereotype A : articulating Asian American hip pop / Jane C.H. Park -- pt. 4. Television. "Made to be the maid"? An examination of the Latina as maid in mainstream film and television / Rosa E. Soto ; The burden of history : representations of American Indian women in popular media / S. Elizabeth Bird ; The Eurasian female hero(ine) : Sydney Fox as relic hunter / Yasmin Jiwani ; The maddening business of show / Beretta E. Smith-Shomade.
Subject Minorities in mass media.
Minority women -- United States.
Women in popular culture -- United States.
Women in mass media.
Minorities in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01023276
Minority women. (OCoLC)fst01023418
Women in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01177920
Women in popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01177953
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author García, Alma M.
ISBN 9780759119611 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0759119619 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780759119628 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0759119627 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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