“Blim and Chill”: Telenovelas and Class Ideologies in the Online Streaming Wars
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez / University of California, Santa Barbara

Juan Llamas-Rodriguez considers the re-branding campaigns, and accompanying quality and class discourses, that Netflix launched in response to losing its streaming licenses for Televisa’s telenovelas after the Mexican broadcasting giant created its own streaming service, Blim.

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Policing Pop Culture: “Danny Meets Andy Griffith” and Representing Southern Law Enforcement
Phoebe Bronstein/University of California, San Diego

Phoebe Bronstein explores the representation of Southern law enforcement around Andy Griffith in the “Danny Meets Andy” episode of Make Room for Daddy, exploring how the show navigated national and regional discourses and anxieties of the police during the Civil Rights Movement.

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