An examination of the role of telenovelas-a Latin American sister to the Western soap opera-this book looks at their impact on the everyday lives of Latin American audiences. It seeks to explain telenovelas' cultural and commercial success; the meanings, identities, and social actions articulated through watching telenovelas; and how audiences-often first- or second-generation migrants in the huge cities of Latin America-use telenovelas in coping with urban life and modernity.
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Thomas Tufte is an associate research professor in the department of film and media studies at the University of Copenhagen.
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Book Description University of Luton Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1860205410