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HBO's Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege (Hardcover)

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HBO’s Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilegeis a collection of essays that examines the HBO program Girls. Since its premiere in 2012, the series has garnered the attention of individuals from various walks of life. The show has been described in many terms: insightful, out-of-touch, brash, sexist, racist, perverse, complex, edgy, daring, provocative—just to name a few. Overall, there is no doubt thatGirls has firmly etched itself in the fabric of early twenty-first-century popular culture.The essays in this book examine the show from various angles including: white privilege; body image; gender; culture; race; sexuality; parental and generational attitudes; third wave feminism; male emasculation and immaturity; hipster, indie, and urban music as it relates to Generation Y and Generation X. By examining these perspectives, this book uncovers many of the most pressing issues that have surfaced in the show, while considering the broader societal implications therein.
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: Social Science, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Essays, Popular Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2015
TCIN: 50128505
UPC: 9781498512619
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-0393
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