SAC 381 - Latinas/Latinos and the Media
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AMCULT 213 or SAC 236 or AMCULT 380/SAC 380 or SPANISH 380.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines U.S. media (particularly film and television) constructions of “Hispanics” and Latinos/as’ counter-hegemonic responses to mainstream representations. Throughout the academic term we will explore the complex relationship between mainstream media portrayals of Hispanics and Latin American and Spanish Caribbean communities in the U.S. Thus, a key element in our discussions will be the ethnic “transformations” of Hispanic representations in Hollywood media products in relation to migration and population growth. We will also pay special attention to the English language and Spanish language media homogenization of Latino/a experiences and the ways in which specific Latino communities (i.e., Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Dominican Americans, Colombian Americans, etc.) have created cultural artifacts (such as films, television shows, theatre, and music) to represent the multiple and diverse identities and cultural elements that are part of U.S. Latino groups.

SAC 381 - Latinas/Latinos and the Media
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
002 (LAB)
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ISBN: 0252076516
Latina/o stars in U.S. eyes : the making and meanings of film and TV stardom, Author: Mary C. Beltran., Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2009
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