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Representations of gender and sexuality in Brazilian popular cinema

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This study investigates the representation of gender and sexuality in Brazilian popular comedies. Due to its responsiveness to contemporary trends, popular cinema is a privileged locus for the analysis of social and cultural change. Comedy, in particular, is a fecund corpus for the study of power relations due to its ambivalent relation with the hegemonic power. While inherently relying on the status quo, comedy constantly pushes the boundaries of the socially acceptable; by transgressing and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Queen's College, The
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - Portuguese
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:e12a66ed-eaf1-4450-9632-371a07827f46
Local pid:
ora:8770

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