Disjointed frames: Melodrama, nationalism, and representation in 1940s Mexico

Podalsky, Laura
January 1993
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture;1993, Vol. 12, p57
Academic Journal
Addresses the relation between television soap operas and national identity in Mexico. How the rise of melodrama corresponds to efforts to reorient Mexican national identity; How the instability of the genre registers points of contention within dominant discourse; History of melodrama in Mexico.


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