Gender Symbolic Messages in Music and Magazines Consumed by Young Mexicans

Gender Symbolic Messages in Music and Magazines Consumed by Young Mexicans

Music and magazines are methods of symbolic communication for youth, through which they receive and send concrete messages about social constructs of gender. The aim of this paper is to report the results obtained in the analysis of visual and textual codes in music and magazines consumed by young M...

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Translated title: Mensajes simbólicos de género en la música y revistas que consume la juventud mexicana
Journal Title: Culture & History Digital Journal
First author: Martha P. Zarza Delgado
Other Authors: Héctor Serrano Barquín;
Carolina Serrano Barquín
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Language: English
Get full text: http://cultureandhistory.revistas.csic.es/index.php/cultureandhistory/article/view/27
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Culture & History Digital Journal; Vol 2, No 1 (Year 2013).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2013.018
Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas CSIC
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Categories: Social Sciences/Humanities --> History
Abstract: Music and magazines are methods of symbolic communication for youth, through which they receive and send concrete messages about social constructs of gender. The aim of this paper is to report the results obtained in the analysis of visual and textual codes in music and magazines consumed by young Mexicans daily. In general terms, the results show a wealth of meanings and values about sexual identity anchored in traditional stereotypes that in some way continue promoting violence against women.
Translated abstract: La música y las revistas funcionan para la juventud como medios simbólicos de comunicación a través de los cuales reciben y envían mensajes concretos sobre las configuraciones sociales de género. En este sentido, el objetivo de este artículo es mostrar los resultados obtenidos en el análisis de los códigos visuales y textuales de la música y las revistas que jóvenes mexicanos consumen cotidianamente y que a grandes rasgos evidencian un acervo de significados y valores sobre la identidad sexual anclados en estereotipos tradicionales que, en cierta forma, siguen promoviendo violencia hacia las mujeres.