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DE LA BARRERA, Melina Ayres. Soap operas, to entertain and to educate. Cuad.CLAEH [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0797-6062.

Soap operas are increasingly inserted in a concrete social reality. The representations constructed by soap operas are associated with daily life and social with the context in which they are immersed. This article discusses the narrow boundary between fiction and reality in soap operas, and the intent to educate throughout current real issues. With this purpose this study selected two soap operas written by Manoel Carlos and produced by Brazilian Red Globo: Mujeres Apasionadas (2003) and Páginas de la Vida (2006).

Palavras-chave : soap operas; entertainment; social impact; social merchandising.

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