Table of contents for Drugs, thugs, and divas : telenovelas and narco-dramas in Latin America / by O. Hugo Benavides.

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1. Melodrama as Ambiguous Signifier: Latin American Telenovelas and Narco-Dramas
Part I
2. Seeing Xica and the Melodramatic Unveiling of Colonial Desire
3. Producing the Global West through Latin Tales of Seduction and Envy
4. Karen's Seduction: The Racial Politics of Appropriate Dinner Guests
5. A Mother's Wrath and the Complex Disjuncturing of Class
Part II
6. Being Narco: The Evolution of a Continental Sensibility
7. Saintly Figures and Icons: The Migration of a Continental Dream
8. La Reina del Sur: Gender, Racial, and National Contestations of Regional Identity
9. Sex, Drugs, and Cumbia: The Hybrid Nature of Culture
10. Conclusion: The Postcolonial Politics of Melodrama
Postscript: Ugly Betty

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Soap operas -- Latin America.
Drugs in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Latin America.