Negotiating Love and Gender Stereotypes among Youn People: Prevalence of "Amor Ludens" and Television Preferences Rooted in Hegemonic Masculinity

Maddalena Fedele, Maria-Jose Masanet, Rafael Ventura
2019 Masculinities and Social Change  
This study was carried out in three Iberian-American countries, Colombia, Spain and Venezuela, to identify the stereotypes of love and gender professed among youth and compare them to those they prefer in television fiction series, i.e., those able to influence their identities and values. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the study involved a survey of 485 first-year university students, and a qualitative analysis of the media representations preferred by them. The results showed a
more » ... lts showed a preference for "amor ludens", based on enjoyment and the present moment, and a gap between the cognitive and emotional spheres of some youth who consider themselves distant from stereotypical, heteronormative and patriarchal models, but who choose media representations that match these models and the traditional gender portrayals.
doi:10.17583/mcs.2019.3742 fatcat:isyyp4kkhvai7ayeqs6tvom64m