Stock Image

Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)

Professor Priscilla PeƱa Ovalle

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0813548802 / ISBN 13: 9780813548807
Published by Rutgers University Press, 2010
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since 14 August 2015 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: £ 195.13 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0813548802

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, ...

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Examines why every Latina star in Hollywood history, from Dolores Del Rio in the 1920s to Jennifer Lopez in the 2000s, began as a dancer or danced onscreen. It argues that a century of representing brown women as natural dancers has popularized the notion that Latinas are inherently passionate and promiscuous, and introduces the concepts of 'inbetween-ness' and 'racial mobility' to further illuminate how racialized sexuality and the dancing female body operate in film.

Review:

"What a wonderful project! This book magnificently centerstages how dance in Hollywood constitutes a cultural space in which Latina stars turn their performance into the ultimate expression of/for agency and empowerment. Let the rhythm take you over! Go girls!"--Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez "Mount Holyoke College "

"A well-researched, engaging book that expands our understanding of the shaping of the Hollywood Latina, and of Latinas in the national imaginary, through analysis of dance and embodiment in these dynamics."--Mary Beltrán "author of Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV St "

"In this fresh examination, Priscilla Peña Ovalle convincingly probes the racial dynamics and sexual politics that shape the paradoxical figure of the dancing Hollywood Latina."--Rosa-Linda Fregoso "author of meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderland "

"A good resource for those interested in dance, film, and media studies and in gender, race and sexualities studies. Recommended."--Choice

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
1465 Woodbury Ave
#400
Portsmouth NH 03801

Shipping Terms:

Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 5-45 business days for expedited shipping, and 7-60 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 60 days for delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)