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Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity Essays on Family and Feminism in the Television Series

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ISBN-10: 0786437278

ISBN-13: 9780786437276

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ritch Calvin

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This work examines the Gilmore Girls from a post-feminist perspective, evaluating how the show's main female characters and supporting cast fit into the classic portrayal of feminine identity on popular television. The book begins by placing Gilmore Girls in the context of the history of feminism and feminist television shows such as Mary Tyler Moore and One Day at a Time. The remainder of the essays look at series' portrayal of traditional and non-traditional gender identities and familial relationships. Topics include the hyper-real utopia represented by Gilmore Girls' fictional Stars Hollow; the faux-feminist perspective offered by Rory Gilmore's unfulfilling (and often masochistic)…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 229
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 0.748

Introduction - "Where You Lead": Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity
Welcome to Stars Hollow: Gilmore Girls, Utopia, and the Hyperreal
Rory Gilmore and Faux Feminism: An Ivy League Education and Intellectual Banter Does Not a Feminist Make
Reinventing the Bitch: The Dynamicism of Paris Geller
Drats! Foiled Again: A Contrast in Definitions
Good Girls, Bad Girls, and Motorcycles: Negotiating Feminism
Got MILF? Losing Lorelai in Season Seven
Wheat Balls, Gravlax, Pop Tarts: Mothering and Power
Generation Gap? Mothers, Daughters, and Music
Like Mother-Daughter, Like Daughter-Mother: Constructs of Motherhood in Three Generations
Gender Lies in Stars Hollow
Food Fights: Food and Its Consumption as a Narrative Device
Still More Gilmore: How Internet Fan Communities Remediate Gilmore Girls
Episode Guide
Notes on Contributors
Character Index
General Index