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Reading Desperate Housewives

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Reading Desperate Housewives

Author : Janet McCabe
ISBN : UOM:39015064727947
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Everyone has a little dirty laundry.' The darkly comic series about the secret lives of the ladies living on Wisteria Lane became an instant breakthrough hit for ABC. 21 million viewers tuned in for the first episode and this figure has steadily grown as audiences from around the globe have switched on to the shenanigans in suburbia. "Desperate Housewives" was subject to a backlash in America, where advertisers on the ABC network were lobbied by Christian groups and Parents' Associations. But the sponsorship withdrawal that resulted did little to dampen the enthusiasm of its legions of fans. Recipient of several awards including the People's Choice Award and Golden Globe for Best Television - Musical or Comedy, "Desperate Housewives" is a hit. "Reading Desperate Housewives" offers a critical response to one of the most talked about shows on contemporary television. Leading scholars and writers dissect the appeal of "Desperate Housewives", tapping into early reactions and controversy. They consider the American sex wars, contemporary feminism, Republican politics and the rise of the Right, gender and femininity, motherhood and marriage - and that Vanity Fair shoot. The book includes an episode guide tracing all those goings-on beyond that white picket fence.

From Happy Homemaker To Desperate Housewives

Author : Rebecca Feasey
ISBN : 9780857285614
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'Motherhood and Popular Television' is designed to introduce readers to key debates concerning the representations of motherhood and the maternal role in contemporary television programming.

Gendered Re Visions

Author : Marion Gymnich
ISBN : 9783862346622
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Basierend auf der Annahme, dass Geschlechterrollen in den letzten Jahrzehnten zunehmend komplexer und differenzierter geworden sind, wird in den Artikeln des Bandes die Konstruktion von Geschlecht in zeitgenössischen Medienprodukten analysiert. Die AutorInnen geben Einblicke in die vielfältigen medien- und genrespezifischen Umsetzungen der Konstruktion, Perpetuierung und Infragestellung von Geschlechterkonzeptionen in audiovisuellen Medien. Dabei betrachten sie das Zusammenspiel der verschiedenen Ebenen, in denen das »gendering« in diesen Medien angesiedelt ist, und nehmen einem zentralen Ansatz des Bandes folgend eine transmediale Perspektive ein.Das Buch soll durch eingehende Analysen populärer Beispiele aus TV-Serien, Filmen und Musikvideos den Blick der LeserInnen schärfen, wie audiovisuelle Medien auf der einen Seite das Bild von »Weiblichkeit« und »Männlichkeit« beeinflussen und auf der anderen Seite gesellschaftlich verankerte Geschlechternormen reproduzieren.

Wife Inc

Author : Suzanne Leonard
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A fascinating look at the changing role of wives in modern America After a half century of battling for gender equality, women have been freed from the necessity of securing a husband for economic stability, sexual fulfillment, or procreation. Marriage is a choice, and increasingly women (and men) are opting out. Yet despite these changes, the cultural power of marriage has burgeoned. What was once an obligation has become an exclusive club into which heterosexual women with the right amount of self-discipline may win entry. The newly exalted professionalized wife is no longer reliant on her husband’s status or money; instead she can wield her own power provided she can successfully manage the business of being a wife. Wife, Inc. tells a fiercely contemporary story revealing that today’s wives do not labor in kitchens or even homes. Instead, the work of wifedom occurs in online dating sites, on reality television, in social media, and on the campaign trail. Dating, marital commitment, and married life have been reconfigured. No longer the stuff of marriage vows, these realms are now controlled by brand management and marketability. To prosper, women must appear confident, empowered, and sexually savvy. Guiding readers through the stages of the “wife-cycle,” Suzanne Leonard follows women as they date, prepare to wed, and toil as wives, using examples from popular television, film, and literature, as well as mass market news, women’s magazines, new media, and advice culture. The first major study to focus on this new definition of “working wives,” Wife, Inc. reveals how marriage occupies a newly professionalized role in the lives of American women. Being a wife is a business that takes a lot more than a vow to maintain—this book tells that story.

Voice Over Narration In Desperate Housewives

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Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: 1,7, University of Siegen, course: Serial TV, language: English, abstract: Desperate Housewives is an American comedy-drama serial created by Marc Cherry. After its premiere on October the 3rd, 2004 on "abc" the serial had altogether 111 episodes in six seasons. Desperate Housewives won several awards since its broadcast, like the Emmy, the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild Award. In April 2007 the serial was awarded as most popular show with an audience of over 119 million viewers. The fictional setting of Wisteria Lane in Fairview is the home of a group of women protagonists: Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria), Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman), Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher), Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross), Edie Britt (Nicolette Sheridan) and Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) are the main female characters that are more or less friends. All of them have their own specialties and problems in their lives. The plot of each episode follows these struggles they have to deal with in their family lives in domestic surroundings. But with every episode it becomes clearer that even in beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhoods lots of secrets, crimes and mysteries are buried. The answers to these mysteries are mostly given by another friend of them - Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) - who died in the pilot episode of Desperate Housewives because she committed suicide. Mary Alice Young nevertheless appears in the series - but as the narrator of each episode. Her voice leads the viewer through the happenings and through the plot of Desperate Housewives and structures the series with her pro- and epilogues. The following composition is going to deal with the narration of Mary Alice Young and is based on the presentation to the according topic of Desperate Housewives in the seminar "Serial TV." This term paper will first concentrate on the tradition of voice-over narration and afte

Media Studies

Author : Eoin Devereux
ISBN : 9781412929820
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together a range of renowned and newly emerging scholars in the field, including a Preface by Denis McQuail, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies. Written in an accessible student-friendly style, Media Studies: Key Issues and Debates is an authoritative landmark text for undergraduate students and teachers alike. Each chapter begins with a concise definition of the concept(s) under investigation, followed by a discussion of the current state of play within research on the specific area. Chapters contain case-studies and illustrative materials from Europe, North America, Australia, and beyond. Each chapter concludes with annotated notes, which guide readers in terms of future study.

Gender Race And Class In Media

Author : Gail Dines
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From gender issues in Desperate Housewives, to race in Ugly Betty, gender biases in video games, and portrayals of the American family in Extreme Makeover, to analyzes of new genres like fandom and social media - no other book is so successful in engaging students in critical media scholarship. By encouraging students to critically analyze those media they already interact with for pleasure, and by editing the articles, Gail Dines and Jean Humez are able to make sophisticated concepts and theories accessible and interesting to undergraduate students.

Branded Women In U S Television

Author : Peter Bjelskou
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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines product placement and brand integration in U.S. television. Using examples from 1950s television sponsorship to The Real Housewives, Bjelskou illustrates how the commercialization of TV programing affects both formats and narratives and how these genres are in conversation with contemporary political and social environments.

The New Literary Middlebrow

Author : B. Driscoll
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The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon.

An Introduction To Television Studies

Author : Jonathan Bignell
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In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.

Desperate Housewives

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When Desperate Housewives debuted on ABC last fall, viewers were served up a dish of delectable characters and delicious plot twists. This Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show offers a glimpse into life in the suburbs-and it+s not all soccer moms and PTA meetings. From the lovably clumsy single mom Susan, to the perfectionist homemaker Bree, to the harried mother of three Lynette, to the vixen-next-door Gabriela, these housewives defy stereotypes.This first official Desperate Housewives fan guide gives viewers an irresistible glimpse into the world of Wisteria Lane. With profiles and interviews of the cast and creative team, never-before-told anecdotes and set details, glamorous photographs of the housewives (both in and out of character), as well as fascinating details from the writers and producers on what it takes to make the show-including a foreword written by the show+s creator and executive producer, Marc Cherry, on his initial inspiration in creating the show.

Making Sense Of Suburbia Through Popular Culture

Author : Rupa Huq
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We all know what suburbia is, indeed the majority of us live in it. Yet, despite this ubituity, with no formal definition of the contept, the suburbs have developed in our collective imagination through representations in popular culture, from Terry and June to Desparate Housewives. Rupa Huq examines how suburbia has been depicted in novels, cinema, popular music and on television, charting changing trends both in the suburbs and popular media consumption and production. She looks at the differences in defining suburbia in the US and UK and how characteristics associated with it have shifted in meaning and form.

Reading Lost

Author : Roberta E. Pearson
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the one of the most successful TV dramas in global television history. Created by wunderkind J.J. Abrams, the award-winning series Lost began in 2004 and will end after its sixth season in 2010. Reading Lost delves into the aspects that attract 15 million viewers a week: cinematic visuals, complex narrative, and a diverse, international cast. Also addressed are the show's multitude of mystifying elements and plot twists including the polar bear, the four-toed statue, and the "Others." The book also includes an up-to-date episode guide.

Reading 24

Author : Steven Peacock
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A critical study of the TV suspense drama 24 looks at the innovative format that follows a single hour of real time in each episode and a season that marks one twenty-four-hour period, examining the key character of counter-terrorism Agent Jack Bauer, the action-packed plots, and their meaning in a post-9/11 world. Original. (A Fox television series, starring Kiefer Sutherland) (Performing Arts)

Reading Csi

Author : Allen Michael
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Brings together a series of critical discussions, essays, and articles into a close-up look at America's number-one television franchise, with journalists, critics, and forensics experts looking at CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and its two spinoff series--CSI Miami and CSI New York,--accompanied by a series episode guide and an analysis of the programs in terms of modern TV culture. Original. (Performing Arts)

Reading Deadwood

Author : David Lavery
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Apart from its brilliance as television, it's amazing what 'Deadwood' gets away with. This acclaimed series from HBO, which premiered in 2004, is set in the outlaw camp of 'Deadwood'. This work assesses 'Deadwood's' many facets: its profane language, its characters, from Al Swearengen & Calamity Jane, to B.B. Farnham & Mr Wu, & more.

Strictly Confidential

Author : Roxy Jacenko
ISBN : 9781742695037
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Meet Jasmine Lewis, the smart young publicist trying to work her way up from the bottom in Sydney's hottest PR company. She's done the coffee runs, the dry-cleaning pickups, the 5 a.m. starts, the 11 p.m. finishes. But still her evil boss Diane Wilderstein is never happy. So when Jasmine finds herself being summoned to Diane's office early one morning, she knows something's got to give. Luckily for Jasmine, faith lends a hand and helps her escape from the evil Diane to launch a fabulous new career. That should be a dream come true, right? Or is it the start of a whole new world of nightmares? 'Ever wondered what really goes on behind the slick facade of the PR world? Strictly Confidential will knock your Manolos off!' Gemma Crisp, Editor of CLEO.

Desperate Housewives Of Biblical Proportions

Author : Michelle Jones
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The Desperate Housewives of Biblical Proportions chronicles the lives of the seven (7) matriarchs of Genesis as it relates to the promises God gave to Abraham when God separated him to create a nation unto Himself. Take this literary journey with me as Hagar and Sarah quite literally birth a nation, Rebekah's contribution and role in the destructiveness of favoritism and how comparison kills in the lives of Leah, Bilhah, Zilpah and Rachel. Discover how their leading men played major roles in their Spiritual and/ or physical relationship with barrenness. While reading, allow the Desperate Housewives of Biblical Proportions' characters, experiences, lessons, challenges, disobedience and unbelief to challenge you to recognize your own personal and/or Spiritual relationship with barrenness. This riveting and exciting page turner will inspire you to begin reading your Bible while challenging you to begin developing Abraham's, Hagar's, Sarah's, Isaac's, Rebekah's, Jacob's, Leah's, Bilhah's, Zilpah's and Rachel's story into a series of lessons for your Sunday School, Small Group Bible Study, Vacation Bible School and/or Women's Ministry to show how their story is actually playing out in each of our lives today. I think Ecclesiastes 1:9 says it best, "?there's nothing new under the sun."

Desperate Networks

Author : Bill Carter
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Investigates the inner workings, moguls, and stars of the modern television industry, describing the evolution of the four networks--the fall of NBC, CBS's rise to the top, ABC's resurrection, and the unconventional Fox.

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