Latino/a Popular Culture

ROMST 365S

Examines connections between U.S. Latina/o and Latin American populations mediated by contemporary popular culture and the world of the commodity. Explores sociocultural and political issues in U.S. national culture, the ways U.S. Latina/o cultures dialogue across the Americas, and how Latina, Latino, LatinX, and Latin American bodies inhabit particular cultural and geographic contexts. Addresses how popular cultural forms are developed, contested, or resolved vis-à-vis issues of difference, multicultural inclusiveness, domestic history, narratives of exile and migration. Materials covered include films, documentaries, television shows, art, advertising, comicstrips, food fusions, music.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
United States of America, Central America
Faculty: 

Claudia Milian, claudia.milian@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
LSGS 365S
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
Yes
Literature in Translation?
No