Download e-book for kindle: Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom by Priscilla Peña Ovalle

By Priscilla Peña Ovalle

ISBN-10: 0813548810

ISBN-13: 9780813548814

Dance and the Hollywood Latina asks why each Latina superstar in Hollywood heritage, from Dolores Del Rio within the Nineteen Twenties to Jennifer Lopez within the 2000s, begun as a dancer or danced onscreen. whereas cinematic depictions of ladies and minorities have possible enhanced, a century of representing brown ladies as average dancers has popularized the concept that Latinas are inherently passionate and promiscuous. but a few Latina actresses turned stars via embracing and manipulating those stereotypical fantasies.

Introducing the techniques of "inbetween-ness" and "racial mobility" to extra light up how racialized sexuality and the dancing lady physique function in movie, Priscilla Peña Ovalle specializes in the careers of Dolores Del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Carmen Miranda, Rita Moreno, and Jennifer Lopez. Dance and the Hollywood Latina is helping readers greater know how the us grapples with race, gender, and sexuality via dancing our bodies on display.

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