Mexican Genders, Mexican Genres: Cinema, Television, and Streaming Since 2010 [Hardback]

Paul Julian Smith(Author)

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ISBN: 9781855663466 | Published by: Tamesis Books | Series: Tamesis Studies in Popular and Digital Cultures | Volume: 1 | Year of Publication: 2021 | 224p, H8.5 x W5.5, 25 b/w.
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Mexican Genders, Mexican Genres

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This book focusses on gender and the audio-visual landscape of Mexico since 2010, examining popular culture as expressed in the still distinct but rapidly converging media forms of cinema, television, and streaming platforms. It tracks how changes in producers and genres coincide with changes in gender representations and engages with depictions of feminism, women's sexuality, masculinity, and teen homosexuality. It aims to move beyond the art, auteur or specialist film that is vaunted by film festivals but little seen by Mexicans at home, focussing instead on a wider world of media content and practices available in Mexico itself. Close attention is also paid to the social media footprint of the productions studied and the way it is used for promotion and engagement with the target audience. The book proposes a new approach to audio-visual studies, combining textual analysis with field surveys and the useof industrial sources perhaps unfamiliar to scholars in Anglo-American Hispanism and Latin American media studies in the UK and USA.

PAUL JULIAN SMITH is Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Post-Patriarchal Comedy in Mexico (and Spain): Three Films of Fernanda Castillo
Mexican Cinema vs. Mexican Streaming: Four Films of Omar Chaparro
Art, Industry, and Affect: Three Mexican Film Festivals
Teen Gay Romance: Two Television Dramas from Juan Osorio
Gender, Genre, and Female Auteurship: Two Television Dramas from Giselle González
Public Television in a Female Key: Historical Drama from Patricia Arriaga Jordán
Coda: The Anti-Roma: Cinema, Television, Streaming
Works cited
Index

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