New PDF release: Brazilian Telenovelas and the Myth of Racial Democracy

By Samantha Nogueira Joyce

ISBN-10: 0739169645

ISBN-13: 9780739169643

Brazilian Telenovelas and the parable of Racial Democracy, by way of Samantha Nogueira Joyce, examines what occurs while a telenovela at once addresses issues of race and racism in modern Brazil. This research offers a conventional textual research of Duas Caras (2007-2008), a watershed telenovela for 2 major purposes: It was once the 1st of its sort to provide audiences with an Afro-Brazilian because the major hero, brazenly addressing race concerns via plot and discussion. also, for the 1st time within the heritage of Brazilian tv, the writer of Duas Caras saved an internet weblog the place he mentioned the public's reactions to the storylines, media discussions referring to the characters and plot, and at once engaged with fanatics and critics of the program.

Joyce combines her research of Duas Caras with a examine of similar media with the intention to display how this system brought novel rules approximately race and likewise provided a discussion board the place various views on race, type, and racial kin in Brazil may be mentioned. Brazilian Telenovelas isn't a reception learn within the conventional feel, it isn't a narrative of entertainment-education within the strict feel, and it's not completely a textual research. in its place, Joyce's textual content is a research of the social milieu that the telenovela (and in particular Duas Caras) navigates, one who is an element of a modern revolutionary social stream in Brazil, and person who perspectives the textual content as being positioned in social interactions. As such, this e-book finds how telenovelas give a contribution to social swap in a manner that has now not been absolutely explored in past scholarship.

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