By Frances Negrón-Muntaner
Boricua Pop is the 1st e-book completely dedicated to Puerto Rican visibility, cultural influence, and id formation within the U.S. and at domestic. Frances Negrón-Muntaner explores every little thing from the liked American musical West facet Story to the phenomenon of singer/actress/ designer Jennifer Lopez, from the fake old chronicle Seva to the construction of Puerto Rican Barbie, from novelist Rosario Ferré to performer Holly Woodlawn, and from painter provocateur Andy Warhol to the possible in a single day good fortune tale of Ricky Martin. Negrón-Muntaner lines a number of the many attainable itineraries of trade among American and Puerto Rican cultures, together with the commodification of Puerto Rican cultural practices corresponding to voguing, graffiti, and the Latinization of dad track. Drawing from literature, movie, portray, and pop culture, and together with either the normative and the bizarre, the canonized authors and the misfits, the island and its diaspora, Boricua Pop is an engaging mix of low lifestyles and excessive tradition: a hugely unique, difficult, and lucid new paintings through one among our such a lot gifted cultural critics.
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