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Reading Sex and the City

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HBO's hit series Sex and the City has a huge international fan base and has picked up major awards. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for television. It discusses the show's position in an increasingly complex television landscape, and pioneers innovative approac ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2003)
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Tatiana Jimenez
Apr 24, 2008 Tatiana Jimenez rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008
I was pleasantly surprised to find this book quite challenging to read. Originally what I thought would be a quick read: a pop-analytical look at the cultural relevance of Sex and the City... but it was quite academic. At times I felt the essays were written at doctorate dissertation level. As a former Film and Media Studies student, this book made me nostalgic for my days in Television class. I recommend this book if you enjoy diving deeper into one of your favorite tv shows and picking it apar ...more
Iris Windmeijer
A really great guide to Sex and the City, shining a light on every aspect of the series. Very helpful for my essay.
Aisyah Yusof
Feb 10, 2012 Aisyah Yusof rated it really liked it
Whilst writing my thesis during my final year in university on post-feminism and it's portrayal in hit tv series Sex and the City, this book became my new best friend. Often disregarded for yet another SATC book, it turns out to be quite the contrary. It is academic and provides powerful insights of gender and cultural studies. It dissects, analyses and explores the many facets of the characters and relationships Candace Bushnell has so cleverly crafted. Highly recommend this book to every woman ...more
Violet
Jul 19, 2008 Violet rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anthropologists, sociologists, Sex and the City Fans.
I really enjoyed this book (I've read it several times). Its an anthology dissecting the series against socio-cultural observations and norms. Like other readers, I thought it would be a fun, quick book to breeze through. I was wrong, it is written at an academic level and reads more like a textbook than a novel.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who studies Anthropology or sociology who also likes Sex and the City.
Loreley
Dec 19, 2014 Loreley rated it liked it
Shelves: gender
If I was interested in Sex and the City, i probably would've found this book more interesting. As it was, though I read it only to get some ref work for my thesis, ditched the fashion bit, and read only the gender stuff. It's not that it's bad, and some good points are made there, it's just that I find the show so tedious, that I couldn't really enjoy a book that dealt with it.
Robyn
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Boring...a break down of what the author thinks a scene or episode is about...as if they were real people.
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