Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty

Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty Funny Looking - Critical Studies in Television

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Publisher's Synopsis

Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty: Funny Looking expands the vista of critical approaches to comedy and representational politics on mainstream television from an interdisciplinary Latina/o studies approach. González and Rodriguez y Gibson examine how Ugly Betty uses humor and Latina/o camp to reframe socially charged issues on the show: representations of masculinity and familia, immigration, drag and queer subjectivities, Latina sexuality, and finally, a Latina feminist critique of the American Dream. Ugly Betty moves beyond the binaries of traditional representational politics and opens a vista of critical possibility applicable to all mainstream texts that portray people of color through comedy. This work will be of interest to scholars in media studies, Latina/o studies, and communication studies.

Book information

ISBN: 9780739197516
Publisher: Lexington Books
Imprint: Lexington Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 308g
Height: 228mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 15mm