Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box / Edition 1

Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box / Edition 1

by Merri Lisa Lisa Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845112466

ISBN-13: 9781845112462

Pub. Date: 03/20/2007

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

The sexual politics of television culture is the territory covered by this ground-breaking book - the first to demonstrate the ways in which third wave feminist television studies approach and illuminate mainstream TV. Leading voices in third wave feminism focus on innovative US television shows, including The Sopranos, Oz, Six Feet Under, The L Word and the

Overview

The sexual politics of television culture is the territory covered by this ground-breaking book - the first to demonstrate the ways in which third wave feminist television studies approach and illuminate mainstream TV. Leading voices in third wave feminism focus on innovative US television shows, including The Sopranos, Oz, Six Feet Under, The L Word and the reality-TV show The Bachelor, to take a closer look at the contradictions and reciprocities between feminism and television, engaging as they go in theoretical and critical conversations about media culture, third wave feminism, feminist spectatorship, the sex wars and the politics of visual pleasure. The book offers an exuberant and accessible discussion of what television has to offer today's feminist fan. It also sets a new tone for future debate, turning away from a sober, near-pessimistic trend in much feminist media studies to reconnect with the roots of third wave feminism in riot grrrl culture, sex radical feminism and black feminism, tracing too the narratives provided by queer theory in which pleasure occupies a less contested place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845112462
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/20/2007
Series:
Reading Contemporary Television Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Foreword   Rhonda Hammer   Douglas Kellner     viii
Introduction Ladies Love Your Box: The Rhetoric of Pleasure and Danger in Feminist Television Studies   Merri Lisa Johnson     1
Gangster Feminism: The Feminist Cultural Work of HBO's the Sopranos   Merri Lisa Johnson     28
Female Heterosexual Sadism: The Final Feminist Taboo in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series   Carol Siegel     56
Primetime Harem Fantasies: Marriage, Monogamy, and a Bit of Feminist Fanfiction on ABC's the Bachelor   Katherine Frank     91
Getting Wet: The Heteroflexibility of Showtime's the L Word   Candace Moore     119
Queer as Box: BOI Spectators and Boy Culture on Showtime's Queer as Folk   Bobby Noble     147
HBO's OZ and the Fight Against Prisoner Rape: Chronicles from the Front Line   Lara Stemple     166
"The Room" as "Heterosexual Closet": The Life and Death of Alternative Relationalities on HBO's Six Feet Under   Leslie Heywood     189
About the Contributors     218
Index     221

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