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Reading Lena Dunham's Girls : feminism, postfeminism, authenticity and gendered performance in contemporary television

Author: Merth Nash; Imelda Whelehan
Publisher: ham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, leading international and emerging scholars consider the mixed critical responses to Lena Dunham’s TV series Girls and reflect on its significance to contemporary debates about postfeminist popular cultures in a post-recession context. The series features both familiar and innovative depictions of young women and men in contemporary America that invites comparisons withSex and the City. It aims for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)967369806
Named Person: Lena Dunham; Lena Dunham
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Merth Nash; Imelda Whelehan
ISBN: 9783319529714 3319529714
OCLC Number: 991854388
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Reading Lena Dunham's Girls; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Why Girls? Why Now?; Organisation of the Volume; Part I: (Post)feminisms; Part II: Performing and Representing Millennial Identities; Part III: Sex, Sexuality, and Bodies; References; Part I Postfeminism(s); 2 'I Have Work ... I Am Busy ... Trying to Become Who I Am': Neoliberal Girls and Recessionary Postfeminism; The Neoliberal Ladder and Generation Me; Self-branding and the Gendering of Authenticity; Notes; References; 3 Hating Hannah: Or Learning to Love (Post)Feminist Entitlement; Girls and Contemporary Feminism Hannah's BodyHating Hannah; (Post)Feminist Entitlement in an Era of Scarce Resources; The End of Friendship and the Beginning of Self-Love?; Dunham as Artist in the Popular Setting; Note; References; 4 Genres of Impasse: Postfeminism as a Relation of Cruel Optimism in Girls; Emerging Genres: Negotiating Postfeminism; The Rom-Com Run; Postfeminist Impasse; Inconvenient Conventions; References; 5 From Sex and the City to Girls: Paving the Way for 'Post? Feminism'; 20-Something Girls vs 30-Something Women; Theorising Postfeminism; Sexuality; Reproductive 'Choices' Feminine Embodiment and Bodily ManagementTowards Post? Feminism?; References; 6 Bad Sex and the City? Feminist (Re)Awakenings in HBO's Girls; Girls; 'Gray Areas' and Bad Nights; Yes Means Yes; Choosing (the Right) Choice; References; Part II Performing and Representing Millennial Identities; 7 'A Voice of a Generation': Girls and the Problem of Representation; The Case for Girls; The Problem with Girls; The Limits of Representational Demands; Conclusion: Signification/Significance; References; 8 HBO's Girls and Twenty-First-Century Education; Pedagogy of the Privileged Switching Sides of the ClassroomNotes; References; 9 Reading the Boys of Girls; On Masculinities; On Representing Masculinities; Making do in the City; Homosocial Intimacies; Negotiated Masculinities; References; 10 All Adventurous Women Sing: Articulating the Feminine Through the Music of Girls; Girls as 'Women's' Television: Music, Gendered Discourse, and Luce Irigaray; Dancing on their Own: Community and Individuality in the Songs of Girls; Conclusion: Discussing Girls Through the Feminine; References 11 'Doing Her Best With What She's Got': Authorship, Irony, and Mediating Feminist Identities in Lena Dunham's GirlsGirls, Dunham, and Feminisms; 'No Such Thing as Too Much Information': Authorship and Irony; 'Doing her Best With What She's Got': Dunham's Digital Projects; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part III Sex, Sexuality, and Bodies; 12 'Art Porn Provocauteurs': Feminist Performances of Embodiment in the Work of Catherine Breillat and Lena Dunham; Provoking Porn: Screening Sex as Feminist Critique; Owning One's Abjection: Nude Performance and Embodiment
Responsibility: Meredith Nash, Imelda Whelehan.
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(OCoLC)991854388

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