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

Professor Priscilla PeƱa Ovalle

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ISBN 10: 0813548802 / ISBN 13: 9780813548807
Published by Rutgers University Press, 2010
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, ...

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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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.

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

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