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Esteban del Río, PhD Authors Lead Article in Communication Journal

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Esteban del Río, PhD, Communication Studies, published the lead article in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Communication Inquiry entitled “Accentuate the Positive: Americanos and the Articulation of Latina/o Life in the United States.” The piece features a textual, contextual, and extra-textual analysis of an effort by the Smithsonian Institution and Time Warner to articulate a celebratory Latinidad and U.S. national imaginary. It argues for a relational and radically contextual approach to the politics of representation and the construction of unity and difference.

A full PDF version of the article can be downloaded free from on-campus or with Copley Library access here: http://jci.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/09/24/0196859912455362.abstract

ContactEsteban Del Rio, Ph.D. | edelrio@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7464