This is the first book to explore the multitude of narrative media forms created by and that feature Latinos in the twenty-first century – a radically different cultural landscape to earlier epochs. The essays present a fresh take informed by the explosion of Latino demographics and its divergent cultural tastes.

This is the first book to explore the multitude of narrative media forms created by and that feature Latinxers in the twenty-first century—a radically different cultural landscape to earlier epochs. The chapters present a fresh take informed by the explosion of Latinx demographics and its divergent cultural tastes. Some of the many areas of exploration include: Western, horror, sci-fi, lucha, and narco films and TV; animation; pulp novels; tattoos; blogs; Latinx Internet websites; comic books; and video games.

 The volume includes chapters by the following scholars: Jesse Alemán, Camilla Fojas, David William Foster, Torsa Ghosal, Christopher González, Sue J. Kim, Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Adilifu Nama, William Nericcio, Randy Ontiveros, Theresa Rojas, Samuel Saldívar, Phillip Serrato, and Ilan Stavans. It also includes a Foreword by comics creator Javier Hernandez and an Afterword by John Jota Leaños.

What The Critics Say

CROLAR: Critical Review on Latin American Research

este libro es un aporte para entender la representación de los latinoamericanos en el debate de los medios audiovisuales y provee referencias útiles sobre películas, programas de televisión, novelas gráficas, sitios de Internet y video juegos que sirven para conformar un corpus de investigación que esclarezca la articulación de lo latino dentro de la teoría de los medios.

Priscilla Peña Ovalle, University of Oregon, USA, and author of Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex and Stardom

A multifaceted assessment of Latinos/as in contemporary popular culture. By deeply interrogating representations that others have dismissed as trivial, the book’s dynamic range of approaches offers vital new ways of seeing Latinos/as. It’s beautifully composed and richly nuanced essays bring twenty-first century Latino-ness to life on screens big and small.

Richard T. Rodríguez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics

Aldama has done it again, assembling some of the sharpest minds around to put the spotlight on the next stage in Latino/a media and cultural studies. A treasure trove of insight and illumination, this book is guaranteed to capture the attention of students, scholars, and anyone invested in the politics of Latino/a media representations. This book is what we’ve all been waiting for.

Gustavo Arellano, syndicated columnist of ¡Ask a Mexican!

A timely, lively collection of essays on how Latino/as create and absorb mass media, authored by a Murderer’s Row of scholars who know their Dora from their Derrida, their Sancho Panza from their Sartre.

Ana Merino, University of Iowa, USA, and author of El comic hispánico and Chris Ware: La secuencia circular

Latinos and Narrative Media bursts through into new exploratory spaces that shine a bright new light on Latino Media Studies. Aldama and his crew welcome us in their dazzling discovery of exquisite new planetary constellations.

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