La vejez en la ficción audiovisual¿reflejo de la realidad?

  1. Teresa Martín-García 1
  2. María Marcos-Ramos 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


Nerter: Revista dedicada a la literatura, el arte y el conocimiento

ISSN: 1575-8621

Year of publication: 2023

Issue Title: El arte de envejecer. Representaciones culturales de la vejez

Issue: 38-39

Pages: 16-24

Type: Article

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Social and health advances have contributed to transform the way in which old age is lived, making possible a more active and diverse old age. However, these advances do not seem to have been transferred to the media representation of old age, which is barely present in media such as cinema or television and, when older characters are included, they are usually relegated to secondary or background roles. Given the proliferation of new content for live streaming platforms, this paper aims to analyze how old age is being shown in this new media context and what characteristics do the elderly people who are represented have. For this purpose, 38 Spanish production series broadcasted on national platforms and the 749 characters that appear in them have been analyzed to check how these characters are represented, and each of the elderly characters has been studied in depth in a qualitative way.