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

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This work examines the television series 'Gilmore Girls' from a post-feminist perspective. It evaluates how the show's main female characters and supporting cast fit into the classic portrayal of feminine identity on popular television.
Paperback, 221 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by McFarland & Company (first published May 1st 2008)
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May 16, 2015 kate rated it it was amazing
i can't believe someone wrote this and that person wasn't me tbh
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Jun 19, 2008 Amanda Raab rated it liked it
I was never an avid watcher of the show, mostly because I was involved with other fandoms, and even I could only take so much pop culture-filled banter. (I know; surprised me, too.) But I always liked the show, in general, watched about 2/3ds of it, and I loves me a good pop culture deconstruction.

Highlights from the collection include a celebration of the brittle and brutal Paris Gellar ("Reinventing the bitch : the dynamicism of Paris Gellar" by Anglea Ridinger-Dotterman), an insightful look i
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Apr 10, 2016 Ariana rated it liked it
Not the best written essays of all time, but a nice variety of topics and perspectives.
May 25, 2010 Carol rated it liked it
Found several errors already. "Pendleton Lott." Really? And Emily and Richard both went to Yale. Huh. And did you know that the Dragonfly was a B&B? All of these mistakes made me feel that the essayists didn't know their subject as well as they should have. Some interesting ideas, though. One topic on music was interesting, pointing out that there isn't as much of a generation gap as in previous generations because we all listen to the same music. Another made the point that Lorelai's charac ...more
Mar 23, 2014 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: odd, deep
This book was fun, an intellectual dissection of one of my most favorite shows. Interesting reading if you liked the show and also enjoy intellectual commentary on symbolic meanings of the characters and plotlines.
Aug 17, 2012 Noora rated it liked it
Shelves: tietokirjat
Kiinnostava lukea tieteellistä tekstiä yhdestä lempisarjoistani. Osa artikkeleista oli erittäin mielenkiintoisia, osa taas tuntui hieman kaukaa haetuilta ja välillä tuntui, ettei kirjoittaja ollut katsonut lainkaan samaa sarjaa edes... Uusia huomioita tekstien lukemisesta kyllä sai ja voi olla, että joitain sarjan jaksoja katsoo jatkossa hieman eri tavalla. Muuten en usko esseiden vaikuttavan Gilmoren tyttöjen katseluuni juuri mitenkään, paitsi että kirjaa lukiessa teki mieli alkaa katsomaan jak ...more
Feb 18, 2012 Esther rated it liked it
Patchy. Some parts I really enjoyed, others had me dozing. Could definitely have used some subbing - both in the copyediting sense and the wider editing sense.
Jan 22, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Some of the essays were really insightful, but most of them were just ridiculous and hard to read. Overall, I wouldn't really recommend it.
Jul 28, 2012 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I mostly liked the essays in the book, though some of the inaccuracies made me want to pull my hair out.
Jan 24, 2009 Kyla rated it did not like it
A rag-tag collection of dubious insights on a great TV show - too uneven to recommend.
Dec 25, 2008 Melanie rated it it was amazing
I have an essay in this book. Read it!!!
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