With this study, López-Calvo reconfigures the field of Latino studies, using Los Angeles as an example of how unresolved transnational dynamics, dating back to the Spanish occupation and the Mexican -American War, continue to impact Latino identities and communities.
Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction places Chicano and Latino culture under an illuminating spotlight…Lopez-Calvo's book is a superb example of contemporary culturalwriting, avant-garde and challenging in its own right…terse, systematic, poignant
– David Lau, BOOM
For the many AATSP members who have already begun to include the Hispanic United States as a component in Bilingual and Multicultural Studies programs, or who wish to do so, Latino Los Angeles in Film and Fiction helps us expand our horizons by identifying key texts that graphically portray life and death in the largest urban concentration of Hispanic origin people in the United States
– Project Muse
A lively, accessible, and engaging survey of the Latina/o imaginary in Los Angeles fiction and film.
—George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics
A wonderful, at times revelatory, reconstruction of the debate about the meaning and future of Los Angeles.
—Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz: Excavating the Future Los Angeles