The Latino/a audience unbound: Intra-ethnic social hierarchies and Spanish-language television news

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Abstract

Many US Spanish-language television producers, marketers and academics construct Latino/a identity in Spanish-language media narrowly, despite numerous scholarly critiques of the pan-Latino label. Examining how Latino/a immigrants in metropolitan Miami interpret representations of immigrants, immigrant communities, and urban services in Spanish-language news, I argue that diverse Latino/a audiences emerge according to how the media representations evoke participants’ subjective positioning in locally and nationally embedded social hierarchies. The study reveals how intra-Latino/a factors affect audience formation, and discusses implications for audience studies and journalism practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalLatino Studies
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 23 2018

Keywords

  • Audience reception studies
  • Journalism studies
  • Latino/a media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science

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