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Gender and sexual dissidence on Catalan and Spanish television series : an intercultural analysis

Author: Silvia Grassi
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book examines how gender roles and non-heteronormative sexualities are constructed in Spanish and Catalan television series. In the first part, which focuses on the construction of gender roles in Catalan soap operas, it applies the analytical paradigms founded by Anglo-Saxon feminist scholars for the content of soap operas to a corpus of material which has rarely been analysed through this perspective. In the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Silvia Grassi
ISBN: 9781443812856 1443812854
OCLC Number: 1127421909
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 284 p.)
Contents: Gender roles in soap operas: a comparative analysis of Catalan, British, and American serials --
A cal to action; television as a site for feminist struggle --
How and why women watch television: from content analysis to audience analysis --
Soap operas: a 'female' genre? --
How and why women watch soap operas: an analysis of this genre's appeal for an audience constructed as female --
Are soap operas all the same? An analysis of national differences with in the genre --
Are soap operas a safe place? An analysis of models of family and the construction of a sense of community in soaps --
Learning from soap operas: an analysis of soaps' didactic aspirations --
Conclusions --
Sexual dissidence on TV: a comparative analysis of Catalan, Spanish, British and American series --
Do words count? A terminological clarification --
An overview of studies of non-heteronormative content on TV --
Why television counts: the importance of non-heteronormative media images --
Normalisation: who has the right or want to be normal? --
Television's construction of sexual dissidence: the dominant paradigm of essentialism --
Constructing a collective history --
Television's depiction of the role of the school system in sustaining heteronomraivity --
Conclusions --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Silvia Grassi.

Abstract:

This book examines how gender roles and non-heteronormative sexualities are constructed in Spanish and Catalan television series. In the first part, which focuses on the construction of gender roles in Catalan soap operas, it applies the analytical paradigms founded by Anglo-Saxon feminist scholars for the content of soap operas to a corpus of material which has rarely been analysed through this perspective. In the second part, which focuses on the construction of non-heteronormative sexualities in Spanish and Catalan television series, the book challenges the rhetoric of "normalisation" and the "essentialist" paradigms which have so far dominated the examination of the construction of sexuality in television series. As such, this book addresses the role performed by television in the construction of meanings which surround gender issues and non-heteronormative sexualities. This is a timely exercise because gender studies and studies of sexual dissidence are fairly recent fields in Spanish and Catalan academia and television has been largely disregarded, especially as far as the analysis of characters and storylines is concerned. As a result, this book represents a major contribution to these fields in the Spanish and Catalan contexts.

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