"Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture is an innovative work in which contributors freshly approach the concept of race as a social factor made concrete in popular forms, such as film, television, and music. They collectively push past the reaffirmation of static conceptions of identity, authenticity, or conventional interpretations of stereotypes and bridge the intertextual gap between theories of community enactment and cultural representation. The book also draws together and melds otherwise isolated academic theories and methodologies (case studies, critical readings, and ethnographies, for example) in order to focus on race as an ideological reality and a process that continues to impact lives despite allegations that we live in a post-racial America. The collection is separated into three parts: Visualizing Race (Representational Media), Sounding Race (Soundscape), and Racialization in Place (Theory), each of which takes into account visual, audio, and geographic sites of racial representations respectively. Popular culture forms examined include TV shows such as Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad, artists such as Shakira and Nicki Minaj, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Re-imagining critical approaches to folklore and popular culture / Domino Renee Perez and Rachel Gonzalez-Martin A thousand 'Lines of Flight': collective individuation and racial identity in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and Sense8 / Ruth Y. Hsu Performing Cherokee masculinity in The Doe Boy / Channette Romero Truth, justice, and the Mexican way: Lucha Libre, film, and nationalism in Mexico / James Wilkey Native American irony: survivance and the subversion of ethnography / Gerald Vizenor (Re)imagining indigenous popular culture / Mintzi Auanda Martinez-Rivera My tongue is divided into two / Olivia Cadaval Performing nation diva style in Lila Downs and Hadad's La Tequilera / K. Angelique Dwyer (Dis)identifying with Shakira's 'Global Body': a path towards rhythmic affiliations beyond the dichotomous nation/diaspora / Daniela Gutierrez Lopez Voicing the occult in Chicana/o culture and hybridity: prayers and the Cholo-Goth aesthetic / Jose G. Anguiano Ugly brown bodies: queering desire in Machete / Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez "Bitch, how'd you make it this far?": strategic enactments of white femininity in The Walking Dead / Jaime Guzman and Raisa Alvarado Uchima Bridge and tunnel: transcultural border crossings in The Bridge and Sicario / Marcel Brousseau Red land, white power, blue sky: settler colonialism and indigeneity in Breaking Bad / James H. Cox.