Provides an analysis of new soap operas and telenovelas that have appeared since 1990. The book outlines narratives and plot structures of each serial, examines the kind of audience being addressed, and places each serial within the particular country's television culture. O'Donnell (language and media, Glasgow Caledonian U.) explores how these serials constitute and recount cultural, social and political changes within their home countries. Distributed by Continuum. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.