Esteban del Río, PhD Authors Lead Article in Communication Journal

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: