Reading Six Feet Under TV to Die For

ISBN-10: 1850438099

ISBN-13: 9781850438090

Edition: 2005

Authors: Janet McCabe, Kim Akass, Mark Lawson

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This book on HBO's groundbreaking show 'Six Feet Under' examines such themes as the mondern sacred and profane, pornography and the dead body, magic realism and the grotesque, American cultural politics, self-help culture, family relationships, homosexuality and re-thinking the closet, and much more.
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 6/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Janet McCabe is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. Kim Akass is Lecturer in Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. Both are editors of Reading Sex & the City (I.B.Tauris, 2004) and Reading Six Feet Under (I.B.Tauris, 2005). Sarah Warn is the founder and editor of and, leading entertainment websites for gays and lesbians.

Mark Lawson is a novelist and cultural critic. He has published four novels including Idlewild, Going Out Live and Enough Is Enough. His work as a broadcaster includes presenting Radio 4's Front Row and Foreign Bodies - A History of Crime Fiction and BBC4's Mark Lawson Talks to . . . . He also writes for the Guardian and the New Statesman.

Foreword : reading Six feet under
Introduction : 'why do people have to die?' : 'to make contemporary television drama important, I guess'
Memento Mori : spectacle, the specular and observing the dead
'It's not television, it's magic realism' : the mundane, the grotesque and the fantastic in Six feet under
Exquisite corpse : death as an odalisque and the new American gothic in Six feet under
Death, liminality and transformation in Six feet under
Sex, shocks and stiffs : Six feet under and the pornography of the morbid
Mourning and melancholia : American cultural crisis and recovery
American gothic : undermining the uncanny
Buried lives : gothic democracy in Six feet under
Politics, tragedy and Six feet under : camp aesthetics and strategies of gay mourning in post-AIDS America
Americanitis : self-help and the American dream in Six feet under
Post-patriarchal dilemmas (I) : making visible the female subject : 'Emily Previn, 1954-2001'
Mother knows best : Ruth and representations of mothering in Six feet under
'Like, whatever' : Claire, female identity and growing up dysfunctional
Desperately seeking Brenda : writing the self in Six feet under
Post-patriarchal dilemmas (II) : masculinities reconsidered : 'Nathaniel Samuel Fisher, 1943-2000'
Fisher's sons : brotherly love and the spaces of male intimacy in Six feet under
Queering the church : sexual and spiritual neo-orthodoxies in Six feet under
Revisiting the closet : reading sexuality in Six feet under
Reflections : music and melancholia : 'S&D @ HBO (TR for SFU)'
I'm dead, wow, cool : the music of Six feet under
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