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Telenovelas [electronic resource] / edited by Ilan Stavans.

Publication:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (155 p.)
Series:
Ilan Stavans library of Latino civilization.
The Ilan Stavans library of Latino civilization
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Subjects:
Television soap operas -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
Television soap operas -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Drama! Excess! Men in bee suits! Often erroneously compared to soap operas of the United States, outside of the necessary and sometimes fantastical dramatic story arc, however, the telenovela differs greatly from U.S. soap operas and have regional and cultural distinctions throughout Latin America. In Telenovelas, Ilan Stavans has gathered over two-dozen essays covering the telenovela for readers to better understand the phenomenon and its myriad layers.||Branching off from radionovelas, the telenovela was exported from pre-Castro Cuba during the 1950s. The essays found in Telenovelas covers a
Contents:
Panoramas. What is this thing called soap opera? / Laura Stempel Mumford
The international telenovela debate and the contra-flow argument : a reappraisal / Daniël Biltereyst and Philippe Meers
Telenovelas and soap operas : negotiating reality from the periphery / Christina Slade
Romancing the globe / Ibsen Martínez
Understanding telenovelas as a cultural front : a complex analysis of a complex reality / Jorge González
Opening America? The telenovela-ization of U.S. soap operas / Denise D. Bielby and C. Lee Harrington
Engaging the audience : the social imagery of the novela / Reginald Clifford
Case studies. Cultural identity : between reality and fiction : a transformation of genre and roles in Mexican telenovelas / María de la Luz Casas Pérez
Fact or fiction? Narrative and reality in the Mexican Telenovela / Rosalind C. Pearson
Whose life in the mirror? Examining three Mexican telenovelas as cultural and commercial products / Laura J. Beard.
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Stavans, Ilan.
ISBN:
1-283-05641-0
0-313-36493-1
OCLC:
712015701