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Television antiheroines : women behaving badly in crime and prison drama

Television antiheroines : women behaving badly in crime and prison drama

Author: Milly Buonanno; Diane Negra; Jorie Lagerwey
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
"As television has finally started to create more leading roles for women, the female antiheroine has emerged as a compelling and dynamic character type. Television Antiheroines looks closely at this recent development, exploring the emergence of women characters in roles typically reserved for men, particularly in the male-dominated genre of the crime and prison drama. The essays collected in Television  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Television antiheroines.
Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Milly Buonanno; Diane Negra; Jorie Lagerwey
ISBN: 9781783207619 1783207612 9781783207626 1783207620
OCLC Number: 1039017293
Notes: "This is a peer-reviewed publication."
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xiii, 295 pages)
Contents: Part 1: Mafia Women --
part 2: Drug Dealers and Aberrant Mothers --
part 3: Women in Prison --
part 4: Villainesses and Anti-antiheroines. Foreword / Diana Negra and Jorie Lagerwey --
Godmothers in Italian Mafia Story: or, 'Something else besides a mother' / Milly Buonanno --
Mafiosa, monstruous beauty: power and loneliness of a female mob lover / Barbara Villez --
Adieu Carmela Soprano! Lessons from the HBO mobster wife on TV female agency and neo-liberal (narrative) power / Kim Akass and Janet McCabe --
Paying the price: Penoza --
combining motherhood and a career (in crime) / Joke Hermes --
'Really good at it': the viral charge of Nancy Botwin in Weeds (and popular culture's anticorps) / Elisa Giomi --
Really bad mothers: manipulative matriarchs in Sons of Anarchy and Justified / Amanda D. Lotz --
La reina del sur: Teresa Mendoza, a new telenovela protagonist / Yeidy M. Rivero --
Blurred lines: the queer world of Bad Girls / Vicky Ball --
Top dogs and other freaks: Wentworth and the re-imaging of Prisoner Cell Block H / Sue Turnbull --
Lesbian request approved: sex, power and desire in Orange is the New Black / Suzanna Danuta Walters --
Women and criminality in Brazilian telenovelas: Salve Jorge and human trafficking / Samantha Joyce and Antonio La Pastina --
'Your turn, girl': The (im)possibility of African American antiheroines in The Wire / Bruce A. Williams and Andrea L. Press --
Taming pussytown: how post-feminism domesticated Underbelly: Razor / Leigh Redhead.
Responsibility: Milly Buonanno, editor.


This book focuses on the emergence of female characters in typically male roles, particularly in the crime and prison drama genres. Contributors explore the role of race and sexuality, focusing on  Read more...


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