Release on 2016-11-03 | by Lorraine Ryan,Ana Corbalán
Author: Lorraine Ryan,Ana Corbalán
Pubpsher: Taylor & Francis
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM
This collection of essays explores cultural phenomena that are shaping masculine identities in contemporary Spain, asking and striving to answer these compelling questions: what does it mean to be a man in present-day Spain? How has masculinity evolved since Franco's dictatorship? What are the dynamics of masculinity in contemporary Spanish culture? How has hegemonic masculinity been contested in cultural productions? This volume is comprised of sixteen essays that address these very questions by examining literary, cultural and film representations of the configurations of masculinities in contemporary Spain. Divided into three thematic units, starting with the undermining of the monolithic Francoist archetype of masculinity, continuing with the reformulation of hegemonic masculinity and finishing with regional emergent masculinities, all of the volumes essays focus on the redefinition of Spanish masculinities. Principal themes of the volume include alternative families, queer masculinities, performative masculinities, memory and resistance to hegemonic discourses of manliness, violence and emotions, public versus private masculinities, regional masculinities, and marginal masculinities. This exploration not only produces new insights into masculinity, but also yields nuanced insights into the recuperation of memory in contemporary Spain, the reconfiguration of the family, the status of women in Spanish society, and regional identities.
Premiering in 2006,Ugly Betty, the award-winning US hit show about unglamorous but kind-hearted Betty Suarez (America Ferrera),is the latest incarnation of a worldwide phenomenon that started life as a Colombian telenovela,Yo soy Betty,la fea, back in 1999. The tale of the ugly duckling has since taken an extraordinary global journey and become the most successful telenovela to date. This groundbreaking book asks what the Yo soy Betty,la fea/Ugly Betty phenomenon can tell us about the international circulation of locally produced TV fictions as the Latin American telenovela is sold to,and/or re-made-officially and unofficially-for different national contexts. The contributors explore what Betty has to say about the tensions between the commercial demands of multimedia conglomerates and the regulatory forces of national broadcasters as well as the international ambitions of national TV industries and their struggle in competitive markets. They also investigate what this international trade tells us about cultural storytelling and audience experience,as well as ideologies of feminine beauty and myths of female desire and aspiration. TV's Betty Goes Global features original interviews with buyers and schedulers,writers,story editors and directors,including the creator of Yo soy Betty, la fea, Fernando Gaitan
Release on 2017-10-12 | by Aurora Lopez-Fogues,Firdevs Melis Cin
Rethinking Opportunities and Agency from a Human Development Perspective
Author: Aurora Lopez-Fogues,Firdevs Melis Cin
Category: Social Science
Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development investigates to what extent young people have access to fair opportunities, the factors influencing their aspirations, and how able they are to pursue these aspirations and to carry out their life plans. The book positions itself in the intersection between capabilities, youth and gender, in recognition of the fact that without gender equality, capabilities cannot be universal and development strategies are likely to fail to achieve their full objectives. Within the framework of the human development and capabilities approach, Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development focuses on examples in the areas of education, political spaces, and social practices that confront inequality and injustice head on, by seeking to advance young people’s capabilities and their agency to make valuable life plans. The book focuses how youth policies and issues can be approached globally from a capabilities-friendly perspective; arguing for the promotion of freedoms and opportunities both in educational and political spheres, with the aim of developing a more just world. With a range of studies from multiple and diverse national contexts, including Russia, Spain, South Africa, Tanzania, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Colombia, India and Argentina, this important multidisciplinary collection will be of interest to researchers within youth studies, gender studies and development studies, as well as to policy makers and NGOs.
Over the last decade Spain and Mexico have both produced an extraordinary wealth of television drama. Drawing on both national practices of production and reception and international theories of textual analysis this book offers the first study of contemporary quality TV drama in two countries where television has displaced cinema as the creative medium that shapes the national narrative. As dramatized societies, Spain and Mexico are thus at once reflected and refracted by the new series on the small screen.
This book is a tribute to the Puppet and Marionette Theater. It is a simple story with a very clear message and well defined characters. In it we talk about the Power of believing in oneself through the character of a girl who, seeing the inaction of the inhabitants of her country, decides to take the reins and go in search of the elements that provide her with the solution to solve the "pollution" that ravages the Earth.In this book we talk about the love for Nature, of believing in the force of thought, of overcoming fears and of the importance of teamwork to achieve results.It is a bilingual story so it can be interpreted in both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking schools, cultural centers, libraries, educational events, etc.----Este libro es un homenaje al Teatro de Marionetas y Titeres. Es un cuento simple con un mensaje muy claro y unos personajes muy bien delimitados. En él se habla del poder de creer en uno mismo a través del personaje de una niña, que al ver la inacción de los habitantes de su país, decide tomar las riendas e ir en busca de los elementos que le permitan conseguir solucionar "la contaminación" que asola la Tierra.En este libro se habla del amor a la Naturaleza, de creer en la fuerza del pensamiento, de vencer los miedos y de la fuerza de la unión de todos para conseguir resultados.Es un cuento bilingüe, pues pretende servir de guía o historia para interpretar tanto en escuelas de habla inglesa, como de habla española, centros culturales, bibliotecas, eventos educativos, etc.----Luisa Aguado is a spanish professional actress, with great experience, who has worked in Television, Cinema and Theater. On television we can find her in the series "El Secreto del Puente Viejo", "7 Vidas", "Un Paso Adelante","Sin Tetas no hay Paraiso"... In Theater, she has just premiered in New York the play "El Casamiento del Diablo" by director Enmanuel Peralta, as a co-star, with great success.With C.Marsillach the comedies "Yo me bajo en la próxima y usted" and "Maribel y la extraña familia". With the C.D.G. "O Mariscal" . She has been a candidate for "Best Revelation Actress" at the XXV Goya Awards for the film "Nunc et in Hora" by F. Brives. Also the short film "Acidia" has traveled to numerous festivals in Spain and Latin America, the last one of them in Photoespaña 2019.She dedicated herself to the "world of puppets and marionettes" for 10 years and worked with different companies, later creating her own called Birimbau. As a teacher she has taught and puppet courses to children and adults in all techniques. In New York she has studied with the renowned international actors coach Susan Batson. As a writer she has published the poetry book "My Captain / My Heroines" in Spanish and she has just published her English version.Now she presents this story of puppets "Star The Brave Girl/Estrella La Valiente" in bilingual English and Spanish, as a tribute to the puppet theater, and puppets she has loved so much.
Release on 1885 | by Mariano Velázquez de la Cadena
Composed from the Spanish Dictionaries of the Spanish Academy, Terreros, and Salvá, Upon the Basis of Seoane's Edition of Neuman and Baretti, and from the English Dictionaries of Webster, Worcester and Walker