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Queer temporalities in TV series Veneno: breaking down the spiral of silence through trans visibility

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dc.contributor.author Ventura, Rafael
dc.contributor.author Blanco Fernández, Vítor
dc.contributor.author Sánchez-Soriano, Juan-José
dc.date.accessioned 2024-02-07T13:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2024-02-07T13:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2024
dc.identifier.citation Ventura R, Blanco-Fernández V, Sánchez-Soriano JJ. Queer temporalities in TV series Veneno: breaking down the spiral of silence through trans visibility. MHJournal. 2024;15(1):75-92. DOI: 10.21134/mhjournal.v15i.2091
dc.identifier.issn 1989-8681
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/58985
dc.description.abstract This study explores the implications of me- dia visibility in the evolution of public opin- ion about trans people in the Spanish con- text. We focus on the socio-cultural impact of the TV series ‘Veneno’ (2020, Atresme- dia) in relation to the breaking down of the spiral of silence (Noelle-Neumann, 1993) on trans issues. Based on Esteban Muñoz’s (2020) theoretical approach to queer tem- poralities, we conducted a ‘close reading’ analysis (Brummett 2018) of the diachronic narrative of the television series. Through a linear observation of the past, present and future of media representation and its rela- tionship with the real-life situation of trans people, an evolution is detected from ostracism and fetishization in the past, to a future shift towards greater normalization and livable life forms. But the results also reveal a spi- ral of meanings that interconnect with different temporalities and contexts, reflecting the non-linear nature of queer temporalities. Additionally, the paper discusses how this series, due to its media impact, has contributed to socio-political public debate on the need to ad- dress the rights of trans people in modern-day Spanish society. Finally, its impact not only relies on improving trans visibility by portraying trans narratives, but we also discuss how the series is playing an important role in queering the media industry itself, ensuring trans people to work both in front and behind the cameras.
dc.description.sponsorship This study is part of the project “LGBTIQ+ representation in Spanish serial fic- tion and efficacy in reducing prejudice due to sexual orientation and gender identity” (PID2019‐110351RB‐I00/AEI/10.13039/501100011033), funded by the Ministry of Science & Innovation of Spain.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universidad Miguel Hernandez
dc.rights Licencia Creative Commons - Creative Commons Reconocimiento-No comercial-Sin obras derivadas 3.0 España License
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Queer temporalities in TV series Veneno: breaking down the spiral of silence through trans visibility
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.21134/mhjournal.v15i.2091
dc.subject.keyword queer temporalities
dc.subject.keyword media visibility
dc.subject.keyword trans representation
dc.subject.keyword spiral of silence
dc.subject.keyword TV series
dc.subject.keyword Veneno
dc.subject.keyword close reading
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/PID2019‐110351RB‐I00
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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