The Millennials on Film and Television: Essays on the Politics of Popular Culture

The Millennials on Film and Television: Essays on the Politics of Popular Culture

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ISBN-13: 9780786478804
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/27/2014
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Betty Kaklamanidou is a lecturer in film history and theory in the film studies department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she lives. Margaret Tally is a professor and chair of policy studies at the School for Graduate Studies at Empire State College of the State University of New York. She lives in Maplewood New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Twenty-First Century Generation and the ABC Family Brand Betty Kaklamanidou Margaret Tally 1

Secrets and Lies: Gender and Generation in the ABC Family Brand Caryn Murphy 15

Lavender Identity and Representation in the Media: The Portrayal of Gays and Lesbians in Popular Television Sean Robinson Bernice Alston 31

Exploring Discourses of Engagement in 2 Broke Girls Alison N. Novak 46

The Mindy Project: South Asians and Television Multiculturalism Janani Subramanian 62

The Big Bang Theory: Nerds and Kidults Janice Shaw 78

The Emotional Power of Technology, Community and Morality in The Vampire Diaries Margo Collins 94

Generational Conflict, Twenty-First-Century Horror Films and The Cabin in the Woods Karen J. Renner 110

The Scream of a Generation: "Generation Me" in Scream 4 Sotiris Petridis 126

"Comedy Natives": Generations, Humor and the Question of Why Smart + Funny Is the New Rock and Roll Margaret Tally 140

The Romantico-Sexual Narrative and Intertextuality in Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached Betty Kaklamanidou 155

Labor Narratives and The Devil Wears Prada Christoph Büettner 169

Works Cited 185

About the Contributors 197

Index 199

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