By Isabel Molina-Guzman

With photographs of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and the United States Ferrera’s smile saturating nationwide and international tradition, Latina our bodies became an ubiquitous presence. Dangerous Curves lines the visibility of the Latina physique within the media and pop culture through examining a wide diversity of well known media together with information, media gossip, videos, tv information, and on-line viewers discussions.

Isabel Molina-Guzmán maps the ways that the Latina physique is gendered, sexualized, and racialized in the usa media utilizing a chain of interesting case reviews. The ebook examines tabloid headlines approximately Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of Frida Kahlo within the motion picture Frida, and the United States Ferrera’s universally attractive but racially sublimated Ugly Betty personality. Dangerous Curves carves out a mediated terrain the place those racially ambiguous yet ethnically marked female our bodies promote every little thing from high fashion to tabloids.

Through a cautious exam of the cultural tensions embedded within the visibility of Latina our bodies in usa media tradition, Molina-Guzmán paints a nuanced portrait of the media’s position in shaping public wisdom approximately Latina identification and Latinidad, and the methods political and social forces form media representations.

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