Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico

Paul Julian Smith

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ISBN: 9781781383247

Publication: November 30, 2016

Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 14

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Over the last decade Spain and Mexico have both produced an extraordinary wealth of television drama. Drawing on both national practices of production and reception and international theories of textual analysis this book offers the first study of contemporary quality TV drama in two countries where television has displaced cinema as the creative medium that shapes the national narrative. As dramatized societies, Spain and Mexico are thus at once reflected and refracted by the new series on the small screen.

Paul Julian Smith FBA is Distinguished Professor in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Program at the Graduate Center in City University of New York, and was formerly Professor of Spanish at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Spanish Screen Fiction: Between Cinema and Television (LUP, 2009) among many other books.

Introduction: Cold Opens
Part I: Spain
1 The TV Mini-series as historical memory: from the 23-F (TVE-1, 2009) to Marisol (Antena 3, 2009) (6803)
2 Transnational telenovela redux:
Sin tetas no hay paraíso
(Telecinco, 2008-9) (11162)
3 Youth culture in television:
El internado
(Antena 3,
2007-10),
Física o química
(Antena 3, 2008-11) (10513)
4 Post-colonial TV:
El tiempo entre costuras
(Antena 3,
2013-14) and
El Príncipe
(Telecinco, 2014) (13552)
Part II: Mexico
5 Educational TV:
XY
(Canal 11, 2009-12) (11448)
6 Aesthetic TV:
Soy tu fan
(Canal 11, 2010-12),
Pacientes
(Canal 11, 2012-13) (9106)
7 Race on TV:
Crónica de castas
(Canal 11, 2014) (9876)
8 HBO Latino Effect:
Capadocia
(HBO Latino, 2008-12)(11442)
Conclusion: Love Bites

‘A groundbreaking contribution to Hispanic cultural and media studies. Highly readable and well structured, the volume is a unique comparative transnational study of the two principal Spanish-language television markets/industries/cultures. Such comparative scholarship requires expertise on many levels in the two media cultures as well as a grasp of conceptual and theoretic underpinnings of mass media in the context of cultural studies, all of which Smith has in abundance and he uses his knowledge to provide a richly detailed and stimulating reading.’ Professor Marvin D'Lugo, Clark University



 

Format: Hardback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

256 Pages

ISBN: 9781781383247

Publication: November 30, 2016

Series: Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 14

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