Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films, performance art, food, lowrider culture, theatre, photography, dance, pulp fiction, music, comic books, video games, news, web, and digital media, healing rituals, quinceñeras, and much more.
The 35 chapters select, summarize, explain, contextualize and assess key critical interpretations, perspectives, developments and debates in Latino popular cultural studies.
The volume includes chapters by the following scholars: Stacey Alex, Cecilia Arag.n, Mary Beltr.n, William A. Calvo-Quirós, Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Nicholas Centino, Ben Chappell, Fabio Chee, Osvaldo Cleger, David A. Col.n, Marivel T. Danielson, Laura Fernández, Camilla Fojas, Kathryn M. Frank, Enrique García, Christopher González, Rachel Gonz.lez-Martin, Matthew David Goodwin, Ellie D. Hernandez, Jorge Iber, Guisela Latorre, Stephanie Lewthwaite, Richard Alexander Lou, Stacy I. Macías, Desirée Martin, Paloma Martínez-Cruz, Pancho McFarland, Cruz Medina, Isabel Millán, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, William Anthony Nericcio, William Orchard, Rocío Isabel Prado, Ryan Rashotte, Cristina Rivera, Gabriella Sanchez, and Ilan Stavans.
The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Pop Culture is a vitally engaging and informative volume, this compilation of wide-ranging case studies in Latino pop culture phenomena encourages scholars and students to view Latino pop culture within the broader study of global popular culture.