Immigration and Cultural Audiovisual Products in the Spanish Market

20 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2010

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Mercedes Medina

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Monica Herrero

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Marta Frago

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Date Written: October 16, 2010

Abstract

Immigration has become a social phenomenon with increasing importance since the end of the last century in Spain. For that reason, media has put special focus on this issue, not only in news, but also in fiction products for television and cinema. In 2000s immigration topic appears quite often in plots and characters of serials and films. Moreover, immigrants´ communities have become a new target for television programmes and channels.

In this paper, we will like to review the research about this topic and to make a catalogue of this kind of works from film and television. The purpose is to find out the reasons that possibly explain this phenomenon. Those can be a mix of commercial interests, issues of the political agenda or the reflection of a social fact. Hence, we will identify the audiovisual works related to immigration, then we will classify them according to different criteria, and finally, we will raise some conclusions about the causes of this recent development.

Keywords: Spain, Immigration, Audiovisual Works

Suggested Citation

Medina, Mercedes and Herrero, Monica and Frago, Marta, Immigration and Cultural Audiovisual Products in the Spanish Market (October 16, 2010). ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, October 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1693084

Mercedes Medina (Contact Author)

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Monica Herrero

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Marta Frago

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