Telenovelas and soap operas: negotiating reality from the periphery

Christina Slade

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Negotiating reality from the periphery Latin American telenovelas, like the Australasian soap operas, have been globally successful. It is a remarkable feature of this success that it has reversed the flow from the centres of production in Europe and the United States. I argue that we should assess these products from the 'periphery' in their own terms, and not through the lens of the industries of the heartland. I take the Mexican case as a specific example, and turn then to comparisons between the Australasian soap industry and that in Latin America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-17
Number of pages12
JournalMedia International Australia
Issue number106
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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