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Teenage pregnancy and neoliberal subjectivity in Mexican television series La Rosa de Guadalupe

Ogden, Rebecca (2023) Teenage pregnancy and neoliberal subjectivity in Mexican television series La Rosa de Guadalupe. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 42 (1). pp. 67-80. ISSN 0261-3050. (doi:10.1111/blar.13374) (KAR id:91190)

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This article examines teenage pregnancy narratives in Televisa's La Rosa de Guadalupe, Mexico's most-watched television programme. Adolescent pregnancy in Mexico is considered a pressing social and political challenge, cutting across broader efforts by the state to regulate population growth and lower maternal morbidity during the second half of the twentieth century. The series models personal sexual responsibility and ‘good’ motherhood yet simultaneously confirms the Virgen de Guadalupe as intercessor in complex social issues in Mexico. Didacticism towards responsibilisation confirms modern, neoliberal subjectivity, but obscures the socio-economic conditions within which those complex social issues are embedded – conditions themselves shaped by neoliberal policy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/blar.13374
Uncontrolled keywords: adolescence; popular culture; pregnancy; reproductive health; Televisa; television
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Rebecca Ogden
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2021 12:25 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2023 11:36 UTC
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