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Author Molina-Guzmán, Isabel, author.

Title Latinas and Latinos on TV : colorblind comedy in the post-racial network era / Isabel Molina-Guzmán.

Publication Info. Tucson, Arizona : The University of Arizona Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  PN1992.8.H54 M65 2018    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Latinx pop culture
Latinx pop culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-132) and index.
Contents Introduction : Latina/os, hipster racism, and post-racial TV -- Scrubs(ing) the beginnings of post-racial TV -- Hipster racism comes to colorblind TV -- Reading against the post-racial TV Latina -- Conclusion : post-racial past and colorblind futures on TV.
Summary Interweaving discussions about the ethnic, racial, and linguistic representations of Latinas/os within network television comedies, Isabel Molina-Guzmán probes published interviews with producers and textual examples from hit programs like Modern Family, The Office, and Scrubs to understand how these primetime sitcoms communicate difference in the United States. Understanding the complex ways that audiences interpret these programs, Molina-Guzmán situates her analysis within the Obama era, a period when ethnicity and race became increasingly grounded in hipster racism, and argues that despite increased inclusion, the feel-good imperative of TV comedies still inevitably leaves racism, sexism, and homophobia uncontested--back cover.
Subject Hispanic Americans on television.
Situation comedies (Television programs) -- United States.
Hispanic Americans on television. (OCoLC)fst00957632
Situation comedies (Television programs) (OCoLC)fst01744318
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Title Latinas & Latinos on TV
Standard No. 40027999793
ISBN 9780816537242 (paperback ;) (alkaline paper)
0816537240 (paperback ;) (alkaline paper)

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