The O.C.: A Critical Understanding

The O.C.: A Critical Understanding

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The O.C.: A Critical Understanding by Lori B. Bindig, Andrea M. Bergstrom

The O.C., A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist cultural studies analysis of FOX’s hit teen television drama The O.C. (2003-2007). Episodes of The O.C. are analyzed as a set of media texts that blur the boundaries between hegemonic and counter-hegemonic content. This analysis utilizes ancillary media such as director commentary in conjunction with content in order to understand how ideological content, in regards to gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, is presented throughout the show. The O.C. is also examined in terms of audience analysis, auteur theory, aesthetics, and reality television spin-offs. Bindig and Bergstrom place The O.C. in a larger social context and explore the potential ramifications of popular media texts, as well as the series' cultural legacy which continues to resonate in media and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739133163
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Series: Critical Studies in Television Series
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lori Bindig is assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Andrea M. Bergstrom is assistant professor of media studies in the Department of Mass Communication at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't even read this book yet i just saw "the hit televesion series The OC " and i knew i had to read this book
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