Show simple item record Nogueira Joyce, Samantha 2015-11-05T18:43:04Z 2015-11-05T18:43:04Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This article addresses the inherent bias in Brazilian telenovelas’ representations of homosexual love. Medium- and genre-specific biases such as the visuality of telenovelas are powerful limiting agents of representation. However, technological determinism must be expanded to read culture itself as deterministic to properly account for particular biases in the medium’s use in different national contexts. The key issue is a struggle for a “monopoly of knowledge” over discourses that deem homosexuality as “acceptable,” and one that views it as “unacceptable” and strange. This article examines three recent gay and lesbian progressive storylines in TV Globo telenovelas that fell short in one important aspect: the characters were not allowed to kiss. en
dc.publisher International Journal of Communication en
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dc.subject Gays in popular culture en
dc.subject Lesbians in popular culture en
dc.subject Mass media--Objectivity en
dc.subject Heterosexism en
dc.subject Television soap operas--Brazil en
dc.title A Kiss Is (Not) Just a Kiss: Heterodeterminism, Homosexuality, and TV Globo Telenovelas en
dc.type Article en
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