No one can deny the enormous impact of Latino pop culture in this country. And with the Latino population still the fastest-growing segment of U.S. society, a solid reference on the subject is essential for all libraries.
[T]he present encyclopedia provides a veritable treasure store of information on all aspects of the life and achievements of this group... offers an excellent overview of the collective culture of this disparate group... A useful ten-page chronology completes this excellent publication. The encyclopedia will surely achieve the sales it deserves in academic institutions in the USA; it also deserves excellent sales elsewhere... [I]t will provide individual readers with hours of instruction and entertainment on the culture of the USA's fastest growign ethnic minority.
This encyclopedia addresses the tremendous need for information on Latino cultures.
This wide-ranging guide will serve both academic and public library collections as an excellent introduction to the culture of the largest growing section of the American population.
[T]he ^IEncyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture^R is a thoroughly researched and much-needed work with an extensive selection of Latino pop culture topics, and it nicely fills a gap in this type of literature....[t]he easy-to-use and fun-to-peruse ^IEncyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture^R wins hands-down as the choice for Latino pop culture information and would be a valuable addition to public, high school, and college libraries.
This comprehensive encyclopedia covers Latina and Latino popular culture, past and present, in the U.S.-music, art, food, religion, literature, movies and television, theater, holiday customs, organizations, sports, politics, and much more....This outstanding, up-to-date resource is a must-buy for all libraries that serve Latino populations.
This encyclopedia fills a gap in the area of Latino studies....It works as an academic reference tool but it written so that it would be just as useful for those interested in reading about these topics for pure enjoyment. Recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries.
Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture is a fascinating 981-page portrait of the cutural life of Cuban-Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, Mexican Americans, and other Hispanics who form the fastest growing ethnicity in the United States.... Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture entries are arranged alphabetically, by subject, by field of endeavor and by country of origin or heritage, making it extrememly easy to find the person or topic desired. There is an extensive chronolgy, a bibliography, and an index, all of which make the encyclopedia a valuable resource tool. while black-and-white photos make the subjects come alive. The authors and editors have done an outstanding job of assembling this material on popular culture.