Feminist Television Criticism / Edition 2

Feminist Television Criticism / Edition 2

by Charlotte Brunsdon, Lynn Spigel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0335225454

ISBN-13: 9780335225453

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The first edition of this book immediately became a defining text for feminist television criticism, with an influence extending across television, media and screen studies – and the second edition will be similarly agenda-setting. Completely revised and updated throughout, it takes into account the changes in the television industry, the academic field of

Overview

The first edition of this book immediately became a defining text for feminist television criticism, with an influence extending across television, media and screen studies – and the second edition will be similarly agenda-setting. Completely revised and updated throughout, it takes into account the changes in the television industry, the academic field of television studies and the culture and politics of feminist movements.

With fifteen of the eighteen extracts being new to the second edition, the readings offer a detailed analysis of a wide range of case studies, topics and approaches, including genres, audiences, performers and programmes such as 'Sex and the City', ‘Prime Suspect’, Oprah and Buffy.

With a new introduction to the volume tracing developments in the field and introductions to each thematic section, the editors engage in a series of debates surrounding the main issues of feminist television scholarship. They explore how television represents feminism and consider how critics themselves have created feminism and post-feminism as historical categories and political identities. Readings consider women who are engaged in various aspects of television production on both sides of the camera and examine how television targets and imagines its female audience, as well as how women respond to and use television in their everyday lives.

Feminist Television Criticism is inspiring reading for film, media, cultural and gender studies students.

Contributors: Ien Ang, Jane Arthurs , Sarah Banet-Weiser ,Karen Boyle, Marsha F. Cassidy, Geok-lian Chua ,Bonnie J. Dow, Joanne Hollows, Deborah Jermyn , Annette Kuhn, Elizabeth MacLachlan, Purnima Mankekar, Tania Modleski, Laurie Ouellette, Yeidy M. Rivero, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Beretta E. Smith-Shomade, Kimberly Springer, Ksenija Vidmar-Horvat, Susan J. Wolfe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335225453
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,110,263
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction to the second edition     1
Programmes and Heroines     21
The Search for Tomorrow in Today's Soap Operas: Notes on a feminine narrative form   Tania Modleski     29
Sex and the City and Consumer Culture: Remediating postfeminist drama   Jane Arthurs     41
Women with a Mission: Lynda La Plante, DCI Jane Tennison and the reconfiguration of TV crime drama   Deborah Jermyn     57
Divas, Evil Black Bitches, and Bitter Black Women: African-American women in postfeminist and post-civil rights popular culture   Kimberly Springer     72
Ellen, Television and the Politics of Gay and Lesbian Visibility   Bonnie J. Dow     93
You'd Better Recognize: Oprah the iconic and television talk   Beretta E. Smith-Shomade     111
"Take Responsibility for Yourself": Judge Judy and the neoliberal citizen   Laurie Ouellette     139
Feeling Like a Domestic Goddess: Postfeminism and cooking   Joanne Hollows     154
Feminism Without Men: feminist media studies in a post-feminist age   Karen Boyle     174
Girls Rule! Gender, feminism, and Nickelodeon   Sarah Banet-Weiser     191
The (In)visible Lesbian: Anxieties of representation in The L Word   Susan J.Wolfe   Lee Ann Roripaugh     211
Audiences, Reception Contexts and Spectatorship     219
Women's Genres: Melodrama, soap opera, and theory   Annette Kuhn     225
Melodromatic Identifications: Television fiction and women's fantasy   Ien Ang     235
National Texts and Gendered Lives: An ethnography of television viewers in a North Indian City   Purnima Mankekar     247
Defining Asian Femininity: Chinese viewers of Japanese TV dramas in Singapore   Elizabeth MacLachlan   Geok-lian Chua     273
The Globalization of Gender: Ally McBeal in post-socialist Slovenia   Ksenija Vidmar-Horvat     288
The Performance and Reception of Televisual "Ugliness" in Yo soy Betty la fea   Yeidy M. Rivero     302
Sob Stories, Merriment, and Surprises: The 1950s audience participation show on network television and women's daytime reception   Marsha F. Cassidy     320
Select Bibliography     341
Index     363

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