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The Resource Reclaiming poch@ pop : examining the rhetoric of cultural deficiency, Cruz Medina, (electronic book ;)

Reclaiming poch@ pop : examining the rhetoric of cultural deficiency, Cruz Medina, (electronic book ;)

Label
Reclaiming poch@ pop : examining the rhetoric of cultural deficiency
Title
Reclaiming poch@ pop
Title remainder
examining the rhetoric of cultural deficiency
Statement of responsibility
Cruz Medina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tracing the historical trajectory of the pocho (Latinos who are influenced by Anglo culture) in pop culture, Medina shows how the trope of pocho/pocha/poch@, which traditionally signified the negative connotation of "cultural traitor" in Spanish, has been reclaimed through the pop cultural productions of Latinos who self-identify as poch@.
  • "Reclaiming Poch@ Pop is a must-read for all scholars. Although the Poch@ identity - a complex mestizaje way of being - has existed within the Latino culture for years, its existence has often been downplayed within the academy. Medina's work on Poch@ismo and artists is a desperately needed piece to the puzzle for academics across disciplines of rhetoric, communication, writing, pop culture, and ethnic studies. His complex analysis of the poch@ and pochteca and the ideas of the 'traveling merchant role' is skillfully written to a level that is not replicated by any other scholar. Gracias, Cruz, for writing such a book that will no doubt impact the lives of many." - Octavio Pimentel, Associate Professor, Texas State University, USA "This book is rare for its quality but also the depth of its analysis. Professor Medina is able to bring essential information to the analysis of visual, popular and literary culture, and to take Latino/a studies to the twenty-first century." - Juan Velasco, Santa Clara University, USA and author of Las Fronteras Moviles: Tradicion y Modernidad en la Literatura Chicana Contemporanea
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Medina, Cruz
Dewey number
305.868073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Latino pop culture
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  • Hispanic Americans in popular culture
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • National characteristics, Latin American
Summary expansion
Tracing the historical trajectory of the pocho (Latinos who are influenced by Anglo culture) in pop culture, this book begins with iconic Latin@ films of the 1990s and '80s to demonstrate how representations of English-speaking Latin@s break from cliche misrepresentations. Medina looks at themes including resistance to cultural deficiency through subversive rhetorical productions that engage with issues of immigration, identity, and education. He shows how the trope of pocho/pocha/poch@, which traditionally signified the negative connotation of "cultural traitor" in Spanish, has been reclaimed through the pop cultural productions of Latinos who self-identify as poch@
Label
Reclaiming poch@ pop : examining the rhetoric of cultural deficiency, Cruz Medina, (electronic book ;)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Foreword-- Arturo Aldama 1. A Poch@ Pop Preface 2. Proto-Poch@ Representations in Film 3. Poch@ Methodological (re)appropriation for Resistance 4. Alcaraz and Madrigal: Re-appropriating Poch@ for Resistance 5. Poch@teca: Re-Understanding the Historical Trajectory of a Proto-Chican@ Identity 6. Poch@s Strike Back: Ozomatli Members Respond to Pop Culture Commentary Afterword
Control code
9781137498076
Extent
134 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137501578
Other physical details
20 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Reclaiming poch@ pop : examining the rhetoric of cultural deficiency, Cruz Medina, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Foreword-- Arturo Aldama 1. A Poch@ Pop Preface 2. Proto-Poch@ Representations in Film 3. Poch@ Methodological (re)appropriation for Resistance 4. Alcaraz and Madrigal: Re-appropriating Poch@ for Resistance 5. Poch@teca: Re-Understanding the Historical Trajectory of a Proto-Chican@ Identity 6. Poch@s Strike Back: Ozomatli Members Respond to Pop Culture Commentary Afterword
Control code
9781137498076
Extent
134 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137501578
Other physical details
20 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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