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Chaves, A. (2010). Caught in circles: John en Marsha as representation and evaluation of the political, economic and  
 
Chaves, A. (2010). Caught in circles: John en Marsha as representation and evaluation of the political, economic and  
 
cultural history of the Philippines from 1986-1990. Unpublished undergraduate thesis,  
 
cultural history of the Philippines from 1986-1990. Unpublished undergraduate thesis,  
 
University of the Philippines, Diliman.
 
University of the Philippines, Diliman.
 
    This study describes how the sitcom John en Marsha represented and evaluated the Philippine political,
 
economic and cultural condition from the year 1986-1990. Guided by the concepts of Michel Foucault’s discourse
 
approach, the research reconstructed the Filipino people’s way of thinking during that particular period,
 
and how the sitcom used the dominant issues of that time to reinforce or change this thinking.
 
Thirty-six (36) episodes of the sitcom were reviewed for the political, economic and cultural themes embedded
 
in its narrative structures. Forty-five (45) issues of the Manila Bulletin from 1986-1990 were analyzed
 
to be able to determine the most dominant issues of that period. The findings revealed that the most common issues
 
during the time interval in question dealt with the affairs and conflicts in government, the country’s economic
 
problems, and the balancing of traditional and modern values in a contemporary setting. Meanwhile, power relations,
 
references to actual political and economic events, traditional gender roles, and pop culture were the dominant
 
themes in the program. Overall, the study found the sitcom to be an adequate representation of Philippine history
 
from 1986-1990, and that it maintained prevailing ideas, although it had efforts to change the dominant outlook
 
of the people from time to time. 
 
 
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Chaves, A. (2010). Caught in circles: John en Marsha as representation and evaluation of the political, economic and cultural history of the Philippines from 1986-1990. Unpublished undergraduate thesis, University of the Philippines, Diliman.