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Reading Sex and the city

Author: Kim Akass; Janet McCabe
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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HBO's hit series 'Sex and the City' has a huge international fanbase and has picked up major awards. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for TV comedy drama.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Akass; Janet McCabe
ISBN: 1850434239 9781850434238
OCLC Number: 53068918
Notes: TV tie-in.
Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Sex, sexuality and relationships. "What's the harm in believing?" : Mr Big, Mr Perfect, and the romantic quest for sex and the city's Mr Right / Joanna di Mattia --
The museum of unnatural history : male freaks and Sex and the city / David Greven --
Sexuality in the city / Mandy Merck --
Part II. Socio-sexual identities and the single girl. Orgasms and empowerment : Sex and the city and the third wave feminism / Astrid Henry --
Sister Carrie meets Carrie Bradshaw : exploring progress, politics and the single woman in Sex and the city and beyond / Ashley Nelson --
Sex and the citizen in Sex and the city's New York / Susan Zieger --
Part III. Fashion and cultural identities. 'Fashion is the fifth character' : fashion, costume and character in Sex and the city / Stella Bruzzi and Pamela Church Gibson --
Sex and the city : a fashion editor's dream? / Anna König --
'My Manolos, my self' : Manolo Blahnik, shoes and desire / Sarah Niblock --
Part IV. Narrative, genre and intertextuality. Neurotic in New York : the Woody Allen touches in Sex and the city / Tom Grachowski --
Sex, confession and witness / Jonathan Bignell --
Ms Parker and the vicious circle : female narrative and humour in Sex and the city / Kim Akass and Janet McCabe --
Part V. Fandom, flânerie and desiring identity. In love with Sarah Jessica Parker : celebrating female fandom and friendship in Sex and the city / Deborah Jermyn --
Through a glass, malarkey / Lucia Rahilly --
Outsiders in the city / Ashley Nelson --
Carried away in Manhattan / Kim Akass and Janet McCabe --
Coulda', shoulda, ' Prada : shopping for Satori and strappy sandals in Sex and the city / Mark W. Bundy.
Responsibility: edited by Kim Akass & Janet McCabe.

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HBO's hit series 'Sex and the City' has a huge international fanbase and has picked up major awards. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for TV comedy drama.

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