Bishop-Sánchez, Kathryn. Creating Carmen Miranda: Race, Camp, and Transnational Stardom. Vanderbilt UP, 2016.

Alessandra Santos

Abstract


In this volume, Kathryn Bishop-Sánchez has accomplished the challenging but rewarding task of analyzing one of the twentieth century’s most popular culture icons. This is a real feat, given Carmen Miranda’s place in the popular imaginary. Bishop-Sánchez tackles this task brilliantly through the lens of Miranda as a cultural sign, providing a rigorous study of how the latter has served as a constructed and embodied media icon.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21471/jls.v2i2.197

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