. How teachers are portrayed in Brazilian soap operas: teachers? identity and its interaction with TV visual images

by da Silva, Joanise Levy

Abstract (Summary)
This study aims at investigating the connection between teachers? real lives and the fictional version of these lives in soap operas. Its main concern is to check if teachers identify themselves with the characters? representation of teachers. Soap operas in Brazil are famous television drama programs watched by a great number of people and, most of the time; they portray ordinary models of identity. This enables viewers to project themselves into these models either being them real or fictional models of representation. Through questionnaires, teachers - from public schools in Goiânia - revealed what they think of these models of representation. These instruments of data collection gave access to a general historical view of the representation of teachers in Brazilian soap operas from 1951 to 2006. Based on the studies of Martín-Barbero (1998; 2001; 2003; 2004) and Orozco Gómez (1998) the results show that teachers? professional identity interacts with the images portrayed in the soap operas which interferes with their interpretation and making-sense of the fictional image and their own real professional identity.
This document abstract is also available in Portuguese.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Monique Andries Nogueira

School:Universidade Federal de Goiás

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:teachers? identity, soap operas, fictional image, mediation


Date of Publication:09/04/2006

© 2009 All Rights Reserved.