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Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American childhood, schooling, and societies

Author: Daniel S Friedrich; Erica Colmenares
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. ©2017
Series: New directions in comparative and international education
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"El Chavo del Ocho is one of the most influential pieces of popular culture to have hit Latin America in the last 50 years, having, at the peak of its popularity in the mid-1970s, reached an approximate audience of 350 million across the Americas. It is also a rare example of a cultural product has travelled through Latin America, leaving a lasting impact for several decades. Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel S Friedrich; Erica Colmenares
ISBN: 9781474298902 1474298907
OCLC Number: 988232031
Description: xi, 196 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction, Daniel Friedrich (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA) and Erica Colmenares (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA) Part I: El Chavo Encounters Latin American Education and Childhoods1. Schooling, pedagogical imaginaries, and Latin American childhoods in El Chavo del 8, Nicolas Arata (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Daniel Friedrich (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)2. Conceptions of Childhood in the Vecindad, Victoria Parra-Moreno (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)3."Here comes Chavo! Everyone's watching the TV"... Thinking about difference and alterity, childhood and education, Ana Paula Marques de Carvalho and Rita Frangella (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Part II: El Chavo's Encounters With Other Latin American Societies and Cultural Artifacts4. From the Picaresque Novel to El Chavo del 8, Carlos Aguasaco (City College of New York, USA)5. Border-crossing Chespirito: El Chavo del 8 Meets Pepito in Exile, Limarys Caraballo (Queens College of the City University of New York, USA)6. El Chavo del Ocho as "Intimate Publics" in Venezuela: What happened to the Good Life?, Erica Colmenares (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)Part III: El Chavo's Media-ted Encounters7. Figures of Mexican State, Society and Subject in Chespirito's TV, Ernesto Trevino Ronzon (University of Veracruz, Mexico)8. Media Education `Sin Querer Queriendo', Dulce Maria Cabrera (Autonomous University of Chiapas, Mexico) and Jose Carbajal (Ministry of Public Education, Mexico Coda: El Chavo del 8's Connections and Reverberations, Erica Colmenares (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA) and Daniel Friedrich (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)Index
Series Title: New directions in comparative and international education
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Friedrich and Erica Colmenares.

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"El Chavo del Ocho is one of the most influential pieces of popular culture to have hit Latin America in the last 50 years, having, at the peak of its popularity in the mid-1970s, reached an approximate audience of 350 million across the Americas. It is also a rare example of a cultural product has travelled through Latin America, leaving a lasting impact for several decades. Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling and Societies analyses the phenomenon of El Chavo, and its images of schooling and childhood, Latin American-ness, class and experience. With contributions from scholars based in countries including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba and Venezuela, the book combines reflections from a variety of international perspectives without attempting to compare or reach consensus on any ultimate meanings of the work. The book explores themes such as images of schooling and childhood, romantization of poverty, the prevalence of non-traditional families and the bordering cynicism towards the economic structures and inequalities which, some argue, make the show transgressive and quite uniquely Latin American. Investigating the connection between visual culture studies and transcultural curriculum studies, this innovative title provides scholars with original new insights into conceptualizing childhood, schooling and society in Latin America. "--

"Explores the influence of the classic television programme El Chavo del Ocho on conceptualizing childhood, schooling and society in Latin America"--

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