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last 20 years have produced endured Latino inhabitants progress, and marked
shifts in either communications and immigration coverage. because the Nineteen Nineties, Spanish-
language radio has dethroned English-language radio stations in significant cities
across the U.S., taking up the number 1 spot in Los Angeles,
Houston, Miami, and long island urban. Investigating the cultural and political
history of U.S. Spanish-language publicizes during the 20th century, Sounds
of Belonging
unearths how those alterations have helped Spanish-language radio
secure its dominance within the significant U.S. radio markets.


Bringing jointly theories at the immigration adventure with
sound and radio experiences, Dolores Inés Casillas documents
how Latinos shape listening relationships with Spanish-language radio
programming. utilizing an enormous array of resources, from print tradition and industry
journals to sound documents of radio programming, she displays on institutional
growth, the evolution of programming genres, and reception via the radio
industry and listeners to map the trajectory of Spanish-language radio, from
its grassroots origins to the present corporate-sponsored company it has
become. Casillas specializes in Latinos’ use of Spanish-language radio to help
navigate their immigrant studies with U.S. associations, for instance in
broadcasting discussions approximately immigration rules whereas delivering anonymity
for a legally weak listenership. Sounds of Belonging proposes that
debates of citizenship aren't regularly formal own appeals yet a collective
experience heard loudly via broadcast radio.

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