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    The glocalised telenovela as a space for possible identifications for diaspora girls in Northern Belgium: an audience cum content analysis of Sara

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    Because research on glocalised telenovelas in Western Europe is absent in literature and telenovelas seem highly popular among diaspora girls from Moroccan descents living in Northern Belgium, this paper studies the embedded themes and identification possibilities of telenovelas and explores its thematic interest and meanings for diaspora girls. By means of an audience cum content analysis on the case study Sara, text and audience are combined. Sara is predominantly a ‘Cinderella story’ with a clear ‘love’ and ‘class and social mobility’ discourse where emotional identification is triggered through different parameters. Belgian girls from Moroccan descent mainly watch the Sara for reasons of entertainment and escapism. They negotiate between lived and telenovela-created experiences and consequently formulate aspirations and dreams for future partners, gender roles, careers and (family) life

    La Fiebra Telenovela: Audience Perceptions of Telenovelas and their Representation of Economic Disparity

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    Telenovelas play an important role in communicating Latin American issues. Viewers watch and engage with this popular melodramatic medium on a daily basis. As a result, telenovelas are a valuable ritual for Latin Americans. Telenovelas affect how societies view themselves. They expose viewers to social and political issues with the aim of public discourse (Joyce 49; Pastina 165; Pastina et al. “The Centrality” 2). My research explores audience engagement with contemporary Mexican telenovelas, focusing on their views of economic disparity representation, and how those representations impact their understanding of self and society. To carry out my study, I conducted ethnographic interviews with 13 Mexican telenovela viewers. Questions covered areas including their demographics and education, telenovela viewing habits, and economic disparity indicators. The interviews were analyzed using concepts from scholarly literature on such topics as the movement from serials to telenovelas series, telenovelas’ characteristics, and the Cultivation Theory. I found that while economic disparity is not directly discussed in telenovelas, participants perceived it through fashion, setting, education, and language. Participants noticed that telenovelas contain fragments of Mexican culture, but these fragments are too obscure to be seen as accurate reflections of reality, or in connection to their identities

    Telenovelas as a Tool for Teaching

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    Studying soap operas

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    This present issue of Communication Research Trends will focus on research about soap operas published in the last 15 years, that is, from the year 2000 to the present. This more recent research shows one key difference: the interest in soap opera has become worldwide. This appears in the programs that people listen to or watch and in communication researchers who themselves come from different countries

    The study of the soap opera

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    Representation of homoaffective relationships in Brazilian telenovelas

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    The presence of homosexual characters in Brazilian telenovelas has been gaining prominence in recent years and arousing intense debates in society. The aim of this study is to analyze the representation of homoaffective relationships in telenovelas from the perspective of their presence, relevance and discussion. This study consisted of the analysis of the scenes of homosexual couple Teresa and Estela in the telenovela Ambitious Women (GLOBO NETWORK, 2015), in comparison with the literature and other same-gender relationships in telenovelas. The analysis evidences an increase in the representativeness of homoaffective relationships in telenovelas, however the representation of these relationships still remains subjected to a heteronormative logic

    Lesson Plan For Teaching Four Stories From Sandra Cisneros\u27 Woman Hollering Creek And Other Stories

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    Sandra Cisneros’ Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (1991) is assigned frequently in high school and undergraduate courses in English and American literature, Latinx literature, and other classes. This essay presents teaching strategies for Cisneros’ short fiction by focusing on two stories that explore childhood—“Eleven” and “Barbie-Q”—and two that treat difficult passages into adulthood, “Woman Hollering Creek” and “Little Miracles, Kept Promises.” Intended to be used in conjunction with Optional Online Research Projects On Four Stories In Sandra Cisneros\u27 Woman Hollering Creek And Other Stories

    Glocalized telenovelas and national identities: a 'textual cum production' analysis of the 'telenovelle' Sara, the Flemish adaptation of Yo soy Betty, la fea

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    This article examines the globalization of the telenovela format in relation to issues of adaptation, proximities and national identities. As a case study of glocalized telenovelas, it deals with the domestic adaptation of one of the most popular Latin American telenovelas, Yo soy Betty, la fea (1999-2001) into the ‘telenovelle’ Sara (2007-08), which takes place in a Belgian (more specifically Flemish) context. Therefore, this article specifically asks how Flemish identities are represented through the production process of Sara. While examining the international flow of telenovelas and the cross-cultural adaptation of the telenovela format, this case study considers an additional geopolitical and cultural context, as well as confronts and combines thematic textual analysis with expert interviews. Considering the successful export of ‘canned’ telenovelas and the adaptation of this format within the framework of national identity and identification, this paper deals with the emergence of the ‘telenovelle’ as a local genre that is inspired by, and modifies, the Latin American original format

    Viajando com a telenovela : o turismo ficcional como ampliação de universos simbólicos e materiais

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    En la primera década del siglo XXI aumentan en las telenovelas brasileñas las grabaciones en el extranjero, difundiendo nuevos modos de vida, promocionando expectativas de consumo. En Brasil, la estabilidad económica resulta en la ampliación del acceso a bienes materiales. Hago una reflexión sobre estos acontecimientos por la vía de la promoción de los destinos turísticos, en confluencia con las prácticas de consumo y con interés especial en la intersección consumo-medios de comunicación. Analizo las grabaciones en el extranjero en las telenovelas brasileñas de 2000 a 2011. Estas ambientaciones revelan diferentes culturas, ampliando el universo simbólico y material del receptor.In the 2000s there is an increase in the quantity of Brazilian telenovelas scenes shot abroad, spreading new ways of life, promoting consumption expectations. In Brazil, economic stabilization enlarges the access to goods and services. Here I develop a discussion on these events from the point of view of promotion of touristic destinies, in the confluence with consumption practices, interested in the intersection consumption-media. I quantify and characterize the Brazilian telenovelas with scenes shot abroad from 2000 to 2011, understanding that these reveal different cultures, extending the symbolic and material universe of the audience
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