Feminist Television Criticism: A Reader

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April 2008



Takes into account the changes in the television industry, the academic field of television studies and the culture and politics of feminist movements. This book explores how television represents feminism and considers how critics themselves have created feminism and post-feminism as historical categories and political identities.


Introduction; Introduction to Part One: Programmes and Heroines; 1. The Search for Tomorrow in Today's Soap Operas: Notes on a Feminine Narrative Form - Tania Modleski; 2. "Sex and the City" and Consumer Culture: Remediating Postfeminist Drama - Jane Arthurs; 3. Women with a Mission: Lynda La Plante, DCI Jane Tennison and the Reconfiguration of TV Crime Drama - Deborah Jermyn; 4. Divas, Evil Black Bitches, and Bitter Black Women: African-American Women in Postfeminist and Post-Civil Rights Popular Culture - Kimberly Springer; 5. "Ellen", Television and the Politics of Gay and Lesbian Visibility - Bonnie J. Dow; 6. You'd Better Recognize: Oprah the Iconic and Television Talk - Beretta E. Smith-Shomade; 7. "Take Responsibility for Yourself" Judge Judy and the Neoliberal Citizen - Laurie Ouellette; 8. Feeling Like a Domestic Goddess: Postfeminism and Cooking - Joanne Hollows; 9. Feminism Without Men: Feminist Media Studies in a Post-Feminist Age - Karen Boyle; 10. Girls Rule! Gender, Feminism, and Nickelodeon - Sarah Banet-Weiser; 11. The (In)visible Lesbian: Anxieties of representation in the L word - Susan J. Wolfe and Lee Ann Roripaugh; Introduction to Part Two: Audiences, Reception Contexts, and Spectatorship; 12. Women's Genres: Melodrama, Soap Opera, and Theory - Annette Kuhn; 13. Melodromatic Identifications: Television Fiction and Women's Fantasy - Ien Ang; 14. National Texts and Gendered Lives: An Ethnography of Television Viewers in a North Indian City - Purnima Mankekar; 15. Defining Asian Femininity: Chinese Viewers of Japanese TV Dramas in Singapore - Elizabeth MacLachlan and Geok-lian Chua; 16. The Globalization of Gender: Ally McBeal in Post-Socialist Slovenia - Ksenija Vidmar-Horvat; 17. The Performance and Reception of Televisual 'Ugliness' in "Yo soy Betty la Fea" - Yeidy M. Rivero; 18. Sob Stories, Merriment, and Surprises: The 1950s Audience Participation Show on Network Television and Women's Daytime Reception - Marsha F. Cassidy; Bibliography.


Charlotte Brunsdon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She was the author (with David Morley) of what can considered to be the defining work on television, 'Everyday Television "Nationwide", published by the BFI in 1978. Since then she has published widely on feminism, film, television and British cinema. Lynn Spigel is Professor of Radio, Television and Film at Northwestern University, Illinois. Her most recent book is 'Television After TV', published by Duke University Press
EAN: 9780335225453
ISBN: 0335225454
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 370 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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