Feminist Television Criticism: A Reader

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April 2008



The first edition of this book immediately became a defining text for feminist television criticism, with an influence extending across television, media and screen studies - and the second edition will be similarly agenda-setting. Completely revised and updated throughout, it takes into account the changes in the television industry, the academic field of television studies and the culture and politics of feminist movements.With fifteen of the eighteen extracts being new to the second edition, the readings offer a detailed analysis of a wide range of case studies, topics and approaches, including genres, audiences, performers and programmes such as 'Sex and the City', 'Prime Suspect', Oprah and Buffy.With a new introduction to the volume tracing developments in the field and introductions to each thematic section, the editors engage in a series of debates surrounding the main issues of feminist television scholarship. They explore how television represents feminism and consider how critics themselves have created feminism and post-feminism as historical categories and political identities. Readings consider women who are engaged in various aspects of television production on both sides of the camera and examine how television targets and imagines its female audience, as well as how women respond to and use television in their everyday lives. Feminist Television Criticism is inspiring reading for film, media, cultural and gender studies students.Contributors: Ien Ang, Jane Arthurs , Sarah Banet-Weiser ,Karen Boyle, Marsha F. Cassidy, Geok-lian Chua ,Bonnie J. Dow, Joanne Hollows, Deborah Jermyn , Annette Kuhn, Elizabeth MacLachlan, Purnima Mankekar, Tania Modleski, Laurie Ouellette, Yeidy M. Rivero, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Beretta E. Smith-Shomade, Kimberly Springer, Ksenija Vidmar-Horvat, Susan J. Wolfe.


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, UK. Her books include Screen Tastes: Soap Opera to Satellite Dishes and The Feminist (1997), the Housewife and the Soap Opera (2000). Lynn Spigel is a professor and the Frances E Willard Chair of Screen Cultures at Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. She is author of Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America (1992) and co-editor of Television after TV: Essays on a Medium In Transition</> (2004).
EAN: 9780335225453
ISBN: 0335225454
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 370 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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