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Revista interdisciplinaria de estudios de género de El Colegio de México

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BLANCO-CANO, Rosana. New Masculinities on Contemporary Mexican Television?: El sexo débil (2011). Rev. interdiscip. estud. género Col. Méx. [online]. 2017, vol.3, n.6, pp.101-126. ISSN 2395-9185.

This article examines how the TV series El sexo débil [The Weak Sex] visually proposes a “reposition of masculinity” (Vendrell, 2011), particularly in the affective-corporeal experiences of its protagonists. As Nikki Wedgwood (2009) argues, it is imperative to highlight dissident models of masculinity that symbolically undermine-through television or other powerful media channels-heteropatriarchal discourses and practices. By using a theoretical framework that incorporates cultural studies, television studies, and gender studies, this work also analyzes the limits of such representation, since this series proposes the notion of gender flexibility only in the context of the upper classes-and mostly white characters- in Mexico City.

Keywords : media representation; masculinities; Mexican cultural practices.

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