By Samantha Nogueira Joyce

Brazilian Telenovelas and the parable of Racial Democracy, through Samantha Nogueira Joyce, examines what occurs whilst a telenovela without delay addresses issues of race and racism in modern Brazil. This research presents a standard textual research of Duas Caras (2007-2008), a watershed telenovela for 2 major purposes: It was once the 1st of its style to offer audiences with an Afro-Brazilian because the major hero, brazenly addressing race concerns via plot and discussion. also, for the 1st time within the background of Brazilian tv, the writer of Duas Caras stored an online web publication the place he mentioned the public's reactions to the storylines, media discussions concerning the characters and plot, and at once engaged with enthusiasts and critics of the program.

Joyce combines her research of Duas Caras with a examine of similar media which will 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 should be mentioned. Brazilian Telenovelas isn't really a reception learn 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 examine of the social milieu that the telenovela (and particularly Duas Caras) navigates, person who is an element of a latest revolutionary social stream in Brazil, and one who perspectives the textual content as being situated in social interactions. As such, this e-book unearths how telenovelas give a contribution to social switch in a fashion that has no longer been totally explored in prior scholarship.

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