Naturalization represents the Other as less “cultured” (less “European” or “Western”) and therefore closer to nature.  This involves, for example, representing Latinos as “passionate” or “spicy” and representing the Arab World as “barbaric.” Examples of Latin American women who are represented through themes of nature include Lupe Velez, “The Mexican Spitfire;” Acquanetta, “The Venezuelan Volcano;” Olga San Juan, “The Puerto Rican Pepperpot;” Marie Antoinette-Pons, “The Cuban Hurricane;” and Carmen Miranda in her banana motif. This is most commonly reflected in associating the Other with food.

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