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Signo y Pensamiento

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CASTELLANOS, Nelson. The price of sin: listening to radio serials in secret. Signo pensam. [online]. 2006, n.48, pp.91-104. ISSN 0120-4823.

This paper deals with the use of radio serial scripts as a historical source that allows the analysis of the ways in which both particular social groups and their daily problems were broadcast and represented from 1950 to 1970. This period was clearly characterized by the centrality of radio as mass media, and of radio melodrama as the main broadcast genre in Latin America and, of course, in Colombia. Our purpose is to classify the different radio serial stories, after doing a topical description and critical assessment of their contents, in order to identify the typical ways in which women and family members were portrayed along with the conflicts relevant to rural migration, social mobility, and social promotion

Keywords : History of radio; mass media; radio serials; literate culture; popular culture.

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