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Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico
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Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico

Paul Julian Smith

Abstract

Over the last decade Spain and Mexico have both produced an extraordinary wealth of television drama and are among the leaders in their respective continents. The new dramas have high production values (easily the equal of cinema), intricately plotted narratives, and compellingly ambivalent characters. They are thus clearly worthy of the close textual analysis they have not yet received. Drawing on both national practices of production and reception (based on archival research in Madrid and Mexico City) and international theories of textual analysis, this book offers the first study of contemp ... More

Keywords: Quality television, Spain, Mexico, TV drama, Historical memory, Youth, Drugs, Race, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781781383247
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383247.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Julian Smith, author
City University of New York

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