Gossip Girl

Author: Lori Bindig
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739184822
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007–2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and she explores the potential ramifications of popular media texts like Gossip Girl.

Television Finales

Author: Douglas L. Howard
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654472
Format: PDF
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Today more than ever, series finales have become cultural touchstones that feed watercooler fodder and Twitter storms among a committed community of viewers. While the final episodes of The Fugitive and M*A*S*H continue to rank among the highest rated broadcasts, more recent shows draw legions of binge-watching fans. Given the importance of finales to viewers and critics alike, Howard and Bianculli along with the other contributors explore these endings and what they mean to the audience, both in terms of their sense of narrative and as episodes that epitomize an entire show. Bringing together a veritable "who’s who" of television scholars, journalists, and media experts, including Robert Thompson, Martha Nochimson, Gary Edgerton, David Hinckley, Kim Akass, and Joanne Morreale, the book offers commentary on some of the most compelling and often controversial final episodes in television history. Each chapter is devoted to a separate finale, providing readers with a comprehensive survey of these watershed moments. Gathering a unique international lineup of journalists and media scholars, the book also offers readers an intriguing variety of critical voices and perspectives.

Branded Women in U S Television

Author: Peter Bjelskou
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739187945
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines product placement and brand integration in U.S. television. Using examples from 1950s television sponsorship to The Real Housewives, Bjelskou illustrates how the commercialization of TV programing affects both formats and narratives and how these genres are in conversation with contemporary political and social environments.

Humor and Latina o Camp in Ugly Betty

Author: Tanya González
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739197509
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Humor and Latina/o Camp in Ugly Betty: Funny Looking expands the vista of critical approaches to comedy and representational politics on mainstream television from an interdisciplinary Latina/o studies approach. González and Rodriguez y Gibson examine how Ugly Betty uses humor and Latina/o camp to reframe socially charged issues on the show: representations of masculinity and familia, immigration, drag and queer subjectivities, Latina sexuality, and finally, a Latina feminist critique of the American Dream. Ugly Betty moves beyond the binaries of traditional representational politics and opens a vista of critical possibility applicable to all mainstream texts that portray people of color through comedy. This work will be of interest to scholars in media studies, Latina/o studies, and communication studies.

The O C

Author: Lori Bindig
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739133160
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The O.C.: A Critical Understanding, by Lori Bindig and Andrea M. Bergstrom, is a feminist cultural studies analysis of the hit television series The O.C. (2003-2007). The show is examined in terms of five ideological aspects as well as audience reception, auteur theory, aesthetics, and reality television imitators. Bindig and Bergstrom place The O.C. in a larger social context and explore the potential ramifications of popular media texts, as well as its lasting influence on media and culture.

Media Franchising

Author: Derek Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743897
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"Johnson astutely reveals that franchises are not Borg-like assimilation machines, but, rather, complicated ecosystems within which creative workers strive to create compelling 'shared worlds.' This finely researched, breakthrough book is a must-read for anyone seeking a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media industry." —Heather Hendershot, author of What's Fair on the Air?: Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest While immediately recognizable throughout the U.S. and many other countries, media mainstays like X-Men, Star Trek, and Transformers achieved such familiarity through constant reincarnation. In each case, the initial success of a single product led to a long-term embrace of media franchising—a dynamic process in which media workers from different industrial positions shared in and reproduced familiar cultureacross television, film, comics, games, and merchandising. In Media Franchising, Derek Johnson examines the corporate culture behind these production practices, as well as the collaborative and creative efforts involved in conceiving, sustaining, and sharing intellectual properties in media work worlds. Challenging connotations of homogeneity, Johnson shows how the cultural and industrial logic of franchising has encouraged media industries to reimagine creativity as an opportunity for exchange among producers, licensees, and evenconsumers. Drawing on case studies and interviews with media producers, he reveals the meaningful identities, cultural hierarchies, and struggles for distinction that accompany collaboration within these production networks. Media Franchising provides a nuanced portrait of the collaborative cultural production embedded in both the media industries and our own daily lives.

One of us is lying

Author: Karen M. McManus
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641204992
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Eine Highschool, ein Toter, vier Verdächtige ... An einem Nachmittag sind fünf Schüler in der Bayview High zum Nachsitzen versammelt. Bronwyn, das Superhirn auf dem Weg nach Yale, bricht niemals die Regeln. Klassenschönheit Addy ist die perfekte Homecoming-Queen. Nate hat seinen Ruf als Drogendealer weg. Cooper glänzt als Baseball-Spieler. Und Simon hat die berüchtigte Gossip-App der Schule unter seiner Kontrolle. Als Simon plötzlich zusammenbricht und kurz darauf im Krankenhaus stirbt, ermittelt die Polizei wegen Mordes. Simon wollte am Folgetag einen Skandalpost absetzen. Im Schlaglicht: Bronwyn, Addy, Nate und Cooper. Jeder der vier hat etwas zu verbergen – und damit ein Motiv...

Fashion on Television

Author: Helen Warner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472567463
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fashion on Television provides a comprehensive critical examination of the intersection between fashion, television and celebrity culture. The book brings together theoretical approaches to the symbolic force of television and fashion-forward programming on a global scale. Examining case studies such as Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty and Mad Men, the book examines how TV has made style icons out of leading actresses and fashion-conscious consumers out of audiences. Using a varied methodology, including textual and contextual analysis, this study explores the cultural uses of onscreen fashion at the level of industry, text and intertext. Fashion on Television is essential reading for those seeking to understand the cultural function of costume in a television context. Written accessibly with a multi-disciplinary approach, it will appeal to students and scholars from film and media, fashion and cultural studies, to sociology and women's studies.

Gossip Girl Liebt er mich Liebt er dich

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641029716
Format: PDF, ePub
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Du weißt genau, dass du es liebst! Verliebt wie nie kommt Blair von ihrem romantischen Bootstrip mit Nate zurück und weiß genau: Nate gehört jetzt endgültig ihr! Überglücklich träumt sie von ihrer gemeinsamen Zukunft in Yale. Doch Nate, der bei einer heißen Nacht mit Serena nicht nur in Erinnerungen schwelgt, zweifelt plötzlich daran, wer seine wirkliche Traumfrau ist. Was will er in Yale, wo er noch nicht einmal die Zulassung zur Uni hat? Serena dagegen schmiedet ihre eigenen Zukunftspläne: Starregisseur Ken Mogul will sie zur populärsten Schauspielerin seit Audrey Hepburn machen. Warum also nicht in New York bleiben, mit Nate – und ohne Blair???