Comunicación y sociedad
versão impressa ISSN 0188-252X
FRANCO MIGUES, Darwin. Citizens of fiction: discourse and civil rights in Mexican telenovelas. The Alma de Hierro case. Comun. soc [online]. 2012, n.17, pp. 41-71. ISSN 0188-252X.
Mexican soap operas have begun to incorporate notions of citizen rights within storylines anchored to contemporary public debate. Based on an analysis that followed the representation of abortion and alternative family formations in the soap opera Alma de Hierro, this paper argues that telenovelas' engagement with the public domain may hinder civil rights and the actors who pursue them.
Palavras-chave : Telenovelas; citizenship; civil rights and social representation.