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Class, Gender, and Ethnic Identity in Mexican Film and Television Melodrama

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dc.contributor.author Autrey, Bonita
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-20T16:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-20T16:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11697
dc.description Paper accepted to the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Association of Communication Arts and Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, March 2020 (conference cancelled due to covid-19 outbreak). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines narratives of social identity in two media genres of Mexican melodrama: the most popular telenovela of all time, Maria del Barrio (Angelii Nesma Medina, México, 1995-1996), and the arthouse blockbuster Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, México, 2018). Although critics have long disparaged melodrama as uncritical, I argue that María del Barrio and Roma turn this genre’s focus on the family as a critical exposition of class, gender and ethnic disparities in Mexican life. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.title Class, Gender, and Ethnic Identity in Mexican Film and Television Melodrama en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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