Telenovelas / edited by Ilan Stavans

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Subjects: Television soap operas--Latin America--History and criticism
Television soap operas--Social aspects--Latin America
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2010
Series: The Ilan Stavans library of Latino civilization
Ilan Stavans library of Latino civilization
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: viii, 144 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Series Foreword / Ilan Stavans vii
Preface ix
What is This Thing Called Soap Opera? 3
The International Telenovela Debate and the Contra-Flow Argument: A Reappraisal / Philippe Meers 33
Telenovelas and Soap Operas: Negotiating Reality from the Periphery / Christina Slade 51
Romancing the Globe / Ibsen Martinez 61
Understanding Telenovelas as a Cultural Front: A Complex Analysis of a Complex Reality / Jorge Gonzalez 68
Opening America? The Telenovela-ization of U. S. Soap Operas 79
Engaging the Audience: The Social Imagery of the Novela / Reginald Clifford 93
Cultural Identity: Between Reality and Fiction: A Transformation of Genre and Roles in Mexican Telenovelas 103
Fact or Fiction? Narrative and Reality in the Mexican Telenovela / Rosalind C. Pearson 110
Whose Life in the Mirror? Examining Three Mexican Telenovelas as Cultural and Commercial Products / Laura J. Beard 116
Selected Bibliography 133
Index 135
About the Editor and Contributors 143
Additional Authors: Stavans, Ilan
Notes: LCCN: 2009042546
ISBN: 9780313364921 (hard copy : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0313364923 (hard copy : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780313364938 (ebook)
ISBN: 0313364931 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
OCLC Number: 458890012
ISBN/ISSN: 9780313364921