Antonio C. La Pastina
- Areas of Speciality
- Humanities & Critical/Cultural Studies
- Media, Culture, and Identity
- BLTN 202F
- Professional Links
Dr. La Pastina research focus on the longitudinal understanding on how communities, normally away from urban centers, engage with mediated forms of communication. Relying on ethnographic practices, he has conducted research in rural Northeast Brazil, his main site of investigation since 1997, Southern Italy and the Rio Grande Valley in the Texas-Mexico boarder. He has also written extensively on telenovelas, and the representations of otherness in that genre.
- Comm 335: Intercultural Communication
- Comm 365: International Communication
- Comm 458: Global Media
- Comm 615: Interpretive Methods
- La Pastina, A., Straubhaar, J., & Sifuentes, L. (2014). Why do I feel I don’t belong in the Brazil on TV? Popular Communication
- La Pastina, A. (2013). Watching Telenovelas in Brazil: Mediating the Everyday. In A. N. Valdivia (Gen. Ed.) & R. Parameswaran Ed.), The international encyclopedia of media studies. Vol. 3: Audience and interpretation in media studies (21 pages). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
- La Pastina, A. (2006). The implications of an ethnographer’s sexuality. Qualitative Inquiry, 12, 4, 724-735.
- La Pastina, A. (2004). “Telenovela reception in rural Brazil: gendered readings and sexual mores.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. 21, 162-181.