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The Resource HBO's Girls : questions of gender, politics, and millennial angst, edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally

HBO's Girls : questions of gender, politics, and millennial angst, edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally

Label
HBO's Girls : questions of gender, politics, and millennial angst
Title
HBO's Girls
Title remainder
questions of gender, politics, and millennial angst
Statement of responsibility
edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young women today have achieved as much as, and in many cases far exceeded, males in both educational and occupational terms. While this presents many opportunities, it also creates confusion in terms of re-negotiating traditional gender roles. The fictional representation of young women in recent film and television shows demonstrates how these tensions, created by the specific sociopolitical climate of the post-recession era, are being worked out. One specific television show focused on intelligent young women caught up in these contradictions is Girls. The show explores the lives of four female friends living in Brooklyn, two years after their college graduation, as they try to support themselves with low-paying jobs, and deal with various struggles around relationships, careers, and friendships. The HBO half-hour sitcom, created, written by and starring Lena Dunham, premiered on April 15th 2012 after receiving a flood of initial buzz and criticism, both positive and negative. This collection is the first to discuss the cultural, political and social implications of this innovative series. The contributors examine Girls through a variety of lenses: sexual, racial, gender, relationships between the male and female characters, as well as friendships between the young women. This variety of perspectives explains why Girls has had the profound cultural impact it has made, in the short time it has been on the air"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
305.42
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1992.77.G5535
LC item number
H36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kaklamanidou, Betty
  • Tally, Margaret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women on television
  • Sex role on television
  • Television
  • Popular culture
  • Cultural studies
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Sex role on television
  • Women on television
Label
HBO's Girls : questions of gender, politics, and millennial angst, edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. One "All Adventurous Women Do": HBO's Girls and the 1960-70s Single Woman / Katherine J. Lehman -- ch. Two Post-Modernity, Emerging Adulthood and the Exploration of Female Friendships on Girls / Margaret Tally -- ch. Three So They Say You Have a Race Problem? You're in Your Twenties, You Have Way More Problems Than That / Nikita T. Hamilton -- ch. Four (Just White) Girls?: Underrepresentation and Active Audiences in HBO's Girls / Boke Saisi -- ch. Five Hannah's Self-Writing: Satirical Aesthetics, Unfashionable Ethics, and a Poetics of Cruel Optimism / Marcie Bianco -- ch. Six Embracing the Awkwardness of AUTEURship in Girls / Erika M. Nelson -- ch. Seven Girls and Growing Up: Self-Reflection and Creative Processes / Laura Tansley -- ch. Eight Girls: An Economic Redemption through Production and Labor / Laura S. Witherington -- ch. Nine Working Girls? Millennials and Creative Careers / Maryann Erigha -- ch. Ten Queering the Single White Female: Girls and the Interrupted Promise of the Twenty-Something / Kimberly Turner -- ch. Eleven I Want Somebody to Hang Out With All The Time": Emotional Contradictions, Intimacy and (Dis)Pleasure / Melinda M. Lewis -- ch. Twelve Dancing on My Own: Popular Music and Issues of Identity in Girls / Chloe H. Johnson -- ch. Thirteen "Occupy" Girls: Millennial Adulthood and the Cracks in HBO's Brand / Chelsea Daggett
Control code
875820146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443854580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781443854580
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781443858601
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875820146
Label
HBO's Girls : questions of gender, politics, and millennial angst, edited by Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. One "All Adventurous Women Do": HBO's Girls and the 1960-70s Single Woman / Katherine J. Lehman -- ch. Two Post-Modernity, Emerging Adulthood and the Exploration of Female Friendships on Girls / Margaret Tally -- ch. Three So They Say You Have a Race Problem? You're in Your Twenties, You Have Way More Problems Than That / Nikita T. Hamilton -- ch. Four (Just White) Girls?: Underrepresentation and Active Audiences in HBO's Girls / Boke Saisi -- ch. Five Hannah's Self-Writing: Satirical Aesthetics, Unfashionable Ethics, and a Poetics of Cruel Optimism / Marcie Bianco -- ch. Six Embracing the Awkwardness of AUTEURship in Girls / Erika M. Nelson -- ch. Seven Girls and Growing Up: Self-Reflection and Creative Processes / Laura Tansley -- ch. Eight Girls: An Economic Redemption through Production and Labor / Laura S. Witherington -- ch. Nine Working Girls? Millennials and Creative Careers / Maryann Erigha -- ch. Ten Queering the Single White Female: Girls and the Interrupted Promise of the Twenty-Something / Kimberly Turner -- ch. Eleven I Want Somebody to Hang Out With All The Time": Emotional Contradictions, Intimacy and (Dis)Pleasure / Melinda M. Lewis -- ch. Twelve Dancing on My Own: Popular Music and Issues of Identity in Girls / Chloe H. Johnson -- ch. Thirteen "Occupy" Girls: Millennial Adulthood and the Cracks in HBO's Brand / Chelsea Daggett
Control code
875820146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443854580
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9781443854580
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781443858601
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875820146

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