Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers
Rebecca Ann Lind
This essay surveys an arc of representation associated with the shifting projections of Latino male musical artists from the early 1990s to the end of the decade. This arc begins with the straightforward and seemingly uncomplicated, hence stereotypical, constructions of Gerardo and Kid Frost—two artists who were popular in the early 1990s—and ends with an analysis of the rather more complicated persona of Ricky Martin, whose public image has often challenged presumptions of Latino male identity and sexuality.
Race and Ethnicity | Sociology
Delgado, Fernando and Calafell, Bernadette Marie, "From Rico Suave to Livin' La Vida Loca: A Decade of Evolution for Latino Pop Stars" (2004). Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Faculty Scholarship. 14.