TV's Betty Goes Global From Telenovela to International Brand

ISBN-10: 1780762674
ISBN-13: 9781780762678
Edition: 2012
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Description: Premiering in 2006, 'Ugly Betty' about kind-hearted ugly duckling Betty Suarez, is the latest incarnation of a truly global phenomenon that started life as a Colombian telenovela in 1999. This book asks what the Betty phenomenon can tell us about  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Premiering in 2006, 'Ugly Betty' about kind-hearted ugly duckling Betty Suarez, is the latest incarnation of a truly global phenomenon that started life as a Colombian telenovela in 1999. This book asks what the Betty phenomenon can tell us about the international circulation of locally produced TV fictions.

Janet McCabe is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Kim Akass is Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. Both are editors of Reading Sex & the City (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and Reading Six Feet Under (I.B.Tauris, 2005). Sarah Warn is the founder and editor of AfterEllen.com and AfterElton.com, leading entertainment websites for gays and lesbians.

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