Show simple item record Joyce, Samantha Nogueira, 1976- 2021-05-14T18:14:27Z 2021-05-14T18:14:27Z 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.format.extent 20 pages
dc.format.mimetype PDF
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Television soap operas -- Brazil
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality on television -- Brazil
dc.title A Kiss Is (Not) Just a Kiss: Heterodeterminism, Homosexuality, and TV Globo Telenovelas en
dc.type Article en

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