A Sitdown With the Sopranos: Watching Italian American Culture on TV's Most Talked-About Series

A Sitdown With the Sopranos: Watching Italian American Culture on TV's Most Talked-About Series

by Regina Barreca (Editor)

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Overview

A Sitdown With the Sopranos: Watching Italian American Culture on TV's Most Talked-About Series by Regina Barreca

With over 9.5 million viewers and in its fourth smash season, The Sopranos has profoundly altered Americans' views of New Jersey, HBO, Sunday nights, and especially Italian American culture and life. The show has not been without critics, who have lambasted The Sopranos for presenting negative stereotypes of Italian Americans. A Sitdown with the Sopranos is an insightful and balanced reply to this criticism from some of the country's most important Italian American writers. Edited by Regina Barreca, an acclaimed writer, scholar, and national columnist, the book examines eight key components of Italian American life and considers how accurately the show portrays these topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312295288
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 09/14/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Regina Barreca is Professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut. Her many publications include the best-selling book Don’t Tell Mama: The Penguin Book of Italian American Writing, and a weekly column in The Hartford Courant.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Regina Barreca • Sandra M. Gilbert on Family: Life with (God)Father • Regina Barreca on Women: Why I Like the Women in The Sopranos Even Though I’m Not Supposed To • E. Anthony Rotundo on Men: Wonderbread and Stugots: Italian-American Manhood and The Sopranos • Jay Parini on Ethnic Culture: The Cultural Work of The Sopranos • Fred Gardaphé on Suburbia: The Gangster as Suburban Trickster • Michael Flamini on Psychotherapy: Pa cent’ anni, Dr. Melfi • Carla Gardina Pestana on Religion: Catholicism, Identity, and Ethics in The Sopranos • George Anastasia on Organized Crime: If Shakespeare Were Alive Today, He’d Be Writing for The Sopranos

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Ben Morreale

...an excellent collection of essays by eight well-qualified writers...an intelligent and humorous good read.

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