17 Clara E. RodríguezThe following questions provide readers with an opportunity to reflect on the ideas
discussed by the authors and the relationship of these ideas to readers' own perspectives or to those of other writers. The questions, which are specific to the chapters in
this volume, will help readers to summarize, mentally or in writing, the major ideas
in each of the chapters. These questions emphasize critical thinking and will also
help readers to read, respond, evaluate, and integrate the ideas presented. Using
these questions as a guide, readers can articulate a coherent synthesis of the readings,
while at the same time becoming more aware of their own values and perspectives.
Questions and Reflections
About the Reading in
Chapter 1. "Out of the Picture. Hispanics in the Media," by
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
|1. || Friedman ( 1991) and Wilson and
Gutiérrez ( 1995:73ff) have documented
that many minority groups have been misrepresented and underrepresented in
the media. What makes the Latino situation as NCLR describes it unique?|
|2. ||What can be done to improve the lack of representation and the
misrepresentation of Latinos in the media?|
Chapter 2. "Hispanic Voices: Is the Press Listening?" by Jorge QuirogaIn the four case studies Quiroga discusses, how are the following points illustrated?
|1. ||Press indifference toward Hispanics seems more the rule than the exception.|
|2. ||Reporters and editors habitually speak about Hispanics, not to Hispanics.|
|3. ||Newsrooms regularly present Hispanics as unable or unwilling to help or speak
|4. ||Hispanics are not quite completely ignored, but neither are they fully seen or
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Book title: Latin Looks:Images of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Media.
Contributors: Clara E. Rodríguez - Editor.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 254.
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