Tracing the manifestation of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" theory in the telenovela El Clon

dc.contributor.advisorStraubhaar, Joseph D.
dc.creatorLancaster, Matthew P.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T17:37:20Z
dc.date.available2021-03-10T17:37:20Z
dc.date.created2020-05
dc.date.issued2020-05-01
dc.date.submittedMay 2020
dc.date.updated2021-03-10T17:37:20Z
dc.description.abstractSamuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” theory generated substantial discussion in academic and popular circles after being published in the early 1990’s. Despite being heavily critiqued and rebutted in the academic world, his ideas have proven more pervasive in general discourse. One of the areas where this idea remains resilient is television. In this paper, I explore how Huntington’s idea of conflict between different cultures manifests in the plot of the 2001 Spanish version of the Latin American telenovela El Clon. Through an analysis of the both the main character and some supporting characters, I trace the continuity of Huntington’s ideas of cultural conflict through selected scenes in introductory, middle and concluding episodes as the show’s protagonists attempt to navigate their problems. Additionally, I examine the reception of these ideas through the lens of certain Arab stakeholders and the general viewing audience. Through this portrayal, an understanding of how the show’s conflicts seem to reflect Huntington’s perspective will be demonstrated.
dc.description.departmentMiddle Eastern Studies
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/84895
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/11866
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectClash of Civilizations
dc.subjectSamuel Huntington
dc.subjectMiddle East
dc.subjectEl Clon
dc.titleTracing the manifestation of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" theory in the telenovela El Clon
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentMiddle Eastern Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineMiddle Eastern Studies
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
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