Redesigning Women: Television after the Network Era

Redesigning Women: Television after the Network Era

by Amanda D. Lotz

Product Details

University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
Feminist Studies and Media Culture Series
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : female-centered dramas after the network era1
1Women's brands and brands of women : segmenting audiences and network identities37
2Fighting for families and femininity : the hybrid narratives of the action drama68
3Sex, careers, and Mr. Right in comedic dramas : the "new" new women of Ally McBeal and Sex and the city88
4Same story, different channel? : returning home and starting over in protagonist-centered family dramas118
5Of female cops and docs : the reformulation of workplace dramas and other trends in mixed-sex ensembles144
Epilogue : the 2001-2 season and beyond165
Conclusion : U.S. feminist television criticism in the post-network era171

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