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Melodrama and heroization: The media in biographical accounts

Ana Carolina Escosteguy


The article discusses the production of identities related to media. The individual voice is understood as a principle to develop culture analyses. This position is based on Nick Couldy. The main purpose is to explore an empirical research that uses biographical interviews with women. The result is composed of identitarian narratives that reveal a specific way of being, which is constituted in the act of the storytelling, and yet is crossed by material and cultural factors, amongst which the media itself; these narratives are built through cultural conventions which circulate within the media; amongst those, we stress the presence of melodramatic characteristics and a process of heroization.


Media, individual, melodrama, heroization.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v7i2p143-159

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