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Drugs, thugs, and divas : telenovelas and narco-dramas in Latin America

Author: O Hugo Benavides
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Assesses the role of melodrama in creating meaningful cultural images. This book offers readings of Colombian telenovelas, a Brazilian historical telenovela, and Mexican narco-drama films. It shows  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Benavides, O. Hugo (Oswald Hugo), 1968-
Drugs, thugs, and divas.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608754848
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: O Hugo Benavides
ISBN: 9780292714502 0292714505 9780292717121 0292717121
OCLC Number: 123377324
Description: x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Melodrama as ambiguous signifier: Latin American telenovelas and Narco-dramas --
Seeing Xica and the Melodramatic unveiling of colonial desire --
Producing the global west through latin tales of seduction and enby --
Karen's seduction: the racial politics of appropriate dinner guests --
A mother's wrath and the complex disjuncturing of class --
Being narco: the evolution of a continental sensibility --
Saintly figures and icons: the migration of a continental dream --
La reina del sur: Gender, racial, and national contestations of regional identity --
Sex, drugs, and cumbia: the hybrid nature of culture --
Conclusion: the postcolonial politics of melodrama --
Ugly Betty.
Responsibility: by O. Hugo Benavides.
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