Latinos and American Popular Culture
According to the 2010 Census, Latinos represent more than 16 percent of the total population and are the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States. Their vast contributions to popular culture are visible in nearly every aspect of American life and are as diverse as the countries and cultures of origin with which Latinos identify themselves. This book provides a historical overview of the developments in U.S. Latino culture and highlights the most recent expressions of Latino life in American popular culture.
With coverage of topics like Latino representations in television, radio, film, and theater; U.S. Latino literature and art; Latino sports stars in baseball, basketball, boxing, football, and soccer; and contemporary pop music; this book will appeal to general readers and be a useful and engaging resource for high school and college students. The work examines the cultural ties that U.S. Latinos maintain with their country of origin or that of their ancestors, explains why language is a critical cultural marker for Latinos, and identifies how Latinos are changing American popular culture. Insightful information on U.S. Latino identity issues and prevalent cultural stereotypes is also included.
Santa Barbara, California
Hispanic Americans in popular culture, Popular culture, Civilization, Hispanic influences
American Popular Culture | Chicana/o Studies | Latin American History
Citation for published book
Montilla, Patricia M. Latinos and American Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 2013. Print.
Montilla, Patricia M., "Latinos and American Popular Culture" (2013). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 255.