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HBO and the Aristocracy of TV Culture : : Affiliations and Legitimatising Television Culture, post-2007
HBO and the Aristocracy of TV Culture : affiliations and legitimatising television culture, post-2007 (Co-Authored with Dr Janet McCabe). This article, which was published in the journal Mise-Au-Point in January 2018, sheds ...
Adieu Carmela Soprano! : Lessons from the HBO Mobster Wife on TV Female Agency and Neo-liberal (Narrative) Power
This chapter argues that characters like Carmela Soprano are a product of our complex post-feminist age of troubled emancipation. Indeed, Carmela is produced by a premium cable subscription company trading in a dynamic ...
HBO and Its Legacy
This keynote seeks to explore what lessons we can learn from HBO, and how the company functions as a cultural site as it systematically sets about legitimatizing a discourse of television as art. So successful has HBO been ...
Motherhood and the media under the Microscope : The backlash against feminism and the Mommy Wars
Despite the passing of sexual discrimination legislation, the difficulty of combining work and motherhood repeatedly hits the headlines. This paper looks at the American media phenomenon known as the ‘mommy wars’ and asks ...
The Gendered Politics of a Global Recession : A News Media Analysis
This journal article looks at the gendered angle taken by journalists when reporting the recession in North American and British newspapers and how the emphasis on gender hides issues of race and class.
Motherhood and Myth-making : Despatches from the front-line of the US mommy wars
Commentary and Criticism Section
Six Feet Under : In Requiem
(University Press of Kentucky, 2008)
Ms Parker and the Vicious Circle : Female Narrative and Humour in Sex and the City
(I. B. Tauris, 2004)