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978-1-4985-1295-4 • Hardback • May 2016 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4985-1296-1 • eBook • May 2016 • $105.50 • (£82.00)
Mary Erickson is visiting assistant professor of communication studies at Western Washington University.
Deborah A. Macey is lecturer at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Kathleen M. Ryan is associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Noah J. Springer is independent scholar.
Chapter 1: All I Want for Christmas is You: ’Tis the Season for Holiday Romance
David Staton and Kathleen M. Ryan
Chapter 2: “HBIC”: I Love New York, Dominant Ideology, and African American Women’s Relationships
Siobhan E. Smith
Chapter 3: “There’s an app for that”: Teens Using Technology to Control Gender Behavior in the Disney Channel Original Movies Zapped and How to Build a Better Boy
Sabrina K. Pasztor
Chapter 4: “The Man Inside Me”: A Freudian Analysis of Familial Relationships in Arrested Development
Noah J. Springer
Chapter 5: Fatherhood, Fidelity, and Friendship: Owen Thoreau Jr. and Men of a Certain Age
Chapter 6: “The Suitcase” and “The Strategy”: The Pro-Family Feminist Bond Between Mad Men Protagonists Don Draper and Peggy Olson
Jane Marcellus and Erika Engstrom
Chapter 7: The Primetime Drama and the Centrality of Hegemonic Masculinity in Rape Narratives
Teri Del Rosso and Lauren Bratslavsky
Chapter 8: A Rhetorical Vision of Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance through Post-9/11 TV Dramas
William Hart and Fran Hassencahl
Chapter 9: Television, Sports and Twitter: Building Soccer Communities Around the World
Chapter 10: Something To Look Forward To: Understanding the Appeal of Ritualistic Television Coviewing Events
Elizabeth L. Cohen & Alexander L. Lancaster
Chapter 11: Kickstarting Veronica Mars: Rekindling a Parasocial Relationship
Kathryn L. Lookadoo and Norman C. H. Wong
Bringing together a diverse group of scholars, Friends, Lovers, Co-Workers, and Community explores the various ways that television shapes our many relationships in life. Taking seriously the role that television (and television-like content) plays in our life, the authors make nuanced and careful arguments about love and romance, family and friends, identity and culture, and fandom and community. From Christmas television movies to Veronica Mars, from Arrested Development to Mad Men, the range of topics are as diverse as the television content analyzed. For those with even a passing interest in the development of contemporary television content, this is must-read scholarship!
— Paul Booth, DePaul University