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dc.contributor.advisorStraubhaar, Jospeh D.
dc.creatorDe Jesus, Elena Zoubanova
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-10T19:34:28Z
dc.date.available2017-01-10T19:34:28Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2C24QR3P
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/44397
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores how the general Afro-Brazilian population of Salvador, Bahia interprets race and the images of Afro-descendants on Brazilian broadcast television. While nearly half of the Brazilian population self-classifies as black or brown, the country’s television networks continue to represent the nation as predominantly white in their TV shows and telenovelas, news programs, and commercials. Through the application of qualitative research methods, including semi-structured interviews and participant observation, the study evaluates the relationship between racial identity and the interpretation of television images among Afro-Brazilians. Additionally, the extent to which the relative absence of Afro-Brazilians from TV and their often stereotypical representations are naturalized among the subject population is explored. Finally, the research examines the subject population’s attitudes toward the possibility of a channel targeted specifically toward Afro-Brazilians. The outcomes of this research are applicable to understanding the dynamic of race in television reception in Brazil, and contribute to the discussion of racial identity among Afro-Brazilians in Salvador.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectAfro-Braziliansen_US
dc.subjectTelevision shows (Brazil)en_US
dc.subjectRacial identity (Brazil)en_US
dc.titleColor imbalance : how Afro-Brazilians view and interpret race in broadcast televisionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.nameMastersen_US
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