Brazilian Telenovelas and the Myth of Racial Democracy by Samantha Nogueira Joyce PDF

By Samantha Nogueira Joyce

Brazilian Telenovelas and the parable of Racial Democracy, by way of Samantha Nogueira Joyce, examines what occurs while a telenovela without delay 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 style to give audiences with an Afro-Brazilian because the major hero, brazenly addressing race issues 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 relating the characters and plot, and without delay engaged with lovers and critics of the program.

Joyce combines her research of Duas Caras with a learn of similar media as a way to display how this system brought novel principles approximately race and in addition provided a discussion board the place various views on race, classification, and racial relatives in Brazil should be mentioned. Brazilian Telenovelas isn't really a reception examine within the conventional experience, it's not a narrative of entertainment-education within the strict feel, and it's not completely a textual research. as an alternative, Joyce's textual content is a research of the social milieu that the telenovela (and particularly Duas Caras) navigates, one who is part of a latest innovative social stream in Brazil, and one who perspectives the textual content as being situated in social interactions. As such, this e-book finds how telenovelas give a contribution to social swap in a fashion that has no longer been absolutely explored in earlier scholarship.

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