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  • Barrio Dreamsby Arlene Dávila

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 30.95

    Arlene Dávila brilliantly considers the cultural politics of urban space in this lively exploration of Puerto Rican and Latino experience in New York, the global center of culture and consumption, where Latinos are now the biggest minority group. Analyzing the simultaneous gentrification and Latinization of what is known as El Barrio or Spanish Harlem,... more...

  • Latino Spinby Arlene Dávila

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association. Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us to... more...

  • Culture Worksby Arlene Dávila

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    Culture Works addresses and critiques an important dimension of the "work of culture", an argument made by enthusiasts of creative economies that culture contributes to the GDP, employment, social cohesion, and other forms of neoliberal development. While culture does make important contributions to national and urban economies, the incentives... more...

  • Latinos, Inc.by Arlene Dávila

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Both Hollywood and corporate America are taking note of the marketing power of the growing Latino population in the United States. And as salsa takes over both the dance floor and the condiment shelf, the influence of Latin culture is gaining momentum in American society as a whole. Yet the increasing visibility of Latinos in mainstream culture has... more...

  • Latinos, Inc.by Arlene M. Dávila

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Both Hollywood and corporate America are taking note of the marketing power of the growing Latino population in the United States. And as salsa takes over both the dance floor and the condiment shelf, the influence of Latin culture is gaining momentum in American society as a whole. more...

  • Mambo Montageby Agustín Laó-Montes; Arlene Dávila

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York... more...

  • Contemporary Latina/o Mediaby Arlene Dávila; Yeidy M. Rivero

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Just ten years ago, discussions of Latina/o media could be safely reduced to a handful of TV channels, dominated by Univision and Telemundo. Today, dramatic changes in the global political economy have resulted in an unprecedented rise in major new media ventures for Latinos as everyone seems to want a piece of the Latina/o media market. While current... more...

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