Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-3580-9 • Hardback • June 2014 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4422-3581-6 • eBook • June 2014 • $105.50 • (£82.00)
Beatriz Oria is lecturer at the English Department of the University of Zaragoza, where she teaches film analysis. Her primary areas of interest include film, television and cultural studies.
Introduction: Welcome to the Age of Un-Innocence
1. Sex and the City in Context
2. Have We Become Romance-Intolerant?: Romancing Consumption
3. What’s the Harm in Believing?: Romantic versus Democratic Love
4. What’s Love Got to Do with It?: The Representation of Female Sexuality
5. With a Little Help from My Friends: New Family Models in Sex and the City
6. Conclusion: Pushing Boundaries
About the Author
More than ten years after the series ended, Beatriz Oria has made a brilliant, thought-provoking study of this cultural phenomenon that eventually made its way onto the big screen in two film sequels in her monograph Talking Dirty On Sex and the City: Romance, Intimacy, Friendship, a valuable addition to recent postfeminist criticism on romantic comedy by film scholars. . . .[This book] proves to be stimulating reading not only for its scholarly rigour and diversity of approaches to its object of study but also because it leads us to reflect on the same controversial issues as the protagonists of Sex and the City . . . endlessly do and from an equally ambivalent perspective.
— Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies