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Mothers on American television

From here to maternity

By Kim Akass

Mothers on American television
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  • ISBN: 9781526169402
  • Publish Date: Sep 2023
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6940-2
    • Pages: 216
    • Price: ¬£85.00
    • Published Date: September 2023

    Description

    Mothers on American television takes an in-depth look at how motherhood is represented on some of the most popular television series produced this century. Adopting a feminist, Marxist, cultural studies and psychoanalytical approach, the book offers a history of the positioning of mothers within American society. It provides detailed analysis of The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Handmaid's Tale and more, while reflecting on the newspaper 'mommy wars', employment patterns and alternative views of motherhood.

    Contents

    Introduction
    Part I: Mothers on network television
    1 Motherhood, culture and society
    2 Motherhood on network television, 1940s to 1980s
    3 Motherhood on network television, 1980s onwards
    Part II: Original dramas
    4 Sex and The City (HBO, 1998-2004)
    5 The Sopranos (HBO, 1999-2007)
    6 Six Feet Under (HBO, 2001-5)
    7 Deadwood (HBO, 2004-6)
    Part III: Adaptations
    8 The Killing (AMC/Fox/Netflix, 2011-14)
    9 Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011-19)
    10 The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017-)
    11 Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017-19)
    Conclusion
    Select bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Kim Akass is Professor of Radio, Television and Film at Rowan University

    Mothers on American television

    By Kim Akass

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