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Mexican Screen Melodrama: Unravelling Mexico’s Sociocultural Expectations and Ambiguities

posted on 2020-04-17, 01:42 authored by Sofia Rios Miranda
This thesis by publication historicises and contextualises the evolution, production and development of key Mexican screen melodramas over seventy years to understand Mexico’s ambivalence around socioeconomic background, race and religion, gender and worth, family and duty. It establishes that this genre offers a unique opportunity to understand Mexico’s social dynamics. The relevance of this research has been highlighted across the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Critical Arts and Critical Studies in Television, and will be published as a book chapter in Children, Youth, and International Television and within a special dossier for the Journal of Popular Television.


Principal supervisor

Deane Martin Williams

Additional supervisor 1

Sarah McDonald

Additional supervisor 2

Rachel Moseley

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School of Media, Film and Journalism

Additional Institution or Organisation

The University of Warwick


Doctor of Philosophy (Joint PhD with University of Warwick)

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