Alonzo delivers a significant contribution to an already considerable body of scholarship on Mexican American identity in art, film, and literature.
Juan J. Alonzo brings a nuanced sensibility to a discussion that has too often been analyzed in stark, black-and-white terms.
—Pacific Historical Review
Provides a thought-provoking political stance on the ethics of reading stereotypes in historical and contemporary written and visual texts, and in everyday life.
—Bulletin of Latin American Research
Alonzo's conceptualization of 'stereotypes' as a fluid category of identity formation is simply brilliant.
—María Herrera-Sobek, co-editor of Culture across Borders: Mexican Immigration and Popular Culture