Latino Pop Culture

The essays should present a concrete, manageable argument followed with close readings and analysis that will substantiate and develop fully your thesis. To this end, you should absolutely be sure to employ the appropriate theoretical tools offered in the secondary texts we’ve read for class—along with others. When analyzing your chosen Latino pop cultural object, please be sure to discuss how they use respective techniques to give shape to content that may or may not make new (vitally engage and possibly overturn) expectations of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality.

Paper should be 5-7 pages (double-spaced with 1″ left/right margins and Times font).

**Compare and contrast Machete with Soderbergh’s Traffic or Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario. How is the border given shape in each of the films? How are Latinos represented?