Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

Rassegna iberistica
41 | 110 | 2018

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Rassegna iberistica | 41 | 110 | 2018

Gender Roles, Family Models and Community-Building Processes in Poblenou
A Comparative Analysis of American, British and Catalan Soap Operas

Silvia Grassi
Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia
silvia.grassi84@gmail.com

DOI 10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/006

Submitted 24 May 2017
Accepted 17 Jun 2018

Abstract

This article explores connections between construction of gender roles, family models and community-building processes in soap opera narratives. The underlying research hypothesis maintains that construction of gender roles and family models in soap operas influences values around which a sense of community is constructed. Using textual analysis as methodology and an intercultural approach, this study compares and contrasts British and American soap operas. This approach allows to set out two contrasting models and investigate whether and to what extent Catalan soap operas adhere to one of them by proposing an original analysis of selected characters and storylines from a corpus of Catalan drama serials. This article also queries in which ways Catalonia’s situation as a stateless nation influences a sense of community construction in Catalan soap operas.

Keywords
Soap operas. Gender roles. Family models. Communities. Collective memory. Catalonia.

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Grassi Silvia

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Gender Roles, Family Models and Community-Building Processes in Poblenou

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Journal Article

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en

dc.identifier.uri

http://doi.org/10.14277/Ri/2037-6588/2018/110/006

dc.description.abstract

This article explores connections between construction of gender roles, family models and community-building processes in soap opera narratives. The underlying research hypothesis maintains that construction of gender roles and family models in soap operas influences values around which a sense of community is constructed. Using textual analysis as methodology and an intercultural approach, this study compares and contrasts British and American soap operas. This approach allows to set out two contrasting models and investigate whether and to what extent Catalan soap operas adhere to one of them by proposing an original analysis of selected characters and storylines from a corpus of Catalan drama serials. This article also queries in which ways Catalonia’s situation as a stateless nation influences a sense of community construction in Catalan soap operas.

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Rassegna iberistica

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Vol. 41 | Num. 110 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-11

dc.dateAccepted

2017-05-24

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-06-17

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0392-4777

dc.identifier.eissn

2037-6588

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Soap operas

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Gender roles

dc.subject

Family models

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Communities

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Collective memory

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Catalonia

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