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Title Reading 'Desperate Housewives' : beyond the white picket fence / edited by Janet McCabe & Kim Akass
Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

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Description xxii, 247 pages ; 22 cm
Series Reading contemporary television
Reading contemporary television.
Contents Introduction : airing the dirty laundry / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- Pt. 1 Culture -- 1 'W' stands for women, or is it wisteria? : watching Desperate Housewives with Bush 43 / David Lavery -- 2 Still desperate : popular television and the female Zeitgeist / Rosalind Coward -- 3 Having it all : Desperate Housewives' flimsy feminism / Ashley Sayeau -- 4 Still desperate after all these years : the post-feminist mystique and maternal dilemmas / Kim Akass -- Pt. 2 Sexual politics -- 5 Desperately straight : the subversive sexual politics of Desperate Housewives / Samuel A. Chambers -- 6 What is it with that hair? : Bree Van de Kamp and policing contemporary femininity / Janet McCabe -- 7 As Kamp as Bree : post-feminist camp in Desperate Housewives / Niall Richardson -- 8 Queer dilemmas : the 'right' ideology and homosexual representation in Desperate Housewives / Kristian T. Kahn -- 9 Hunters, heroes and the hegemonically masculine fantasies of Desperate Housewives / Brian Singleton -- Pt. 3 Genre, gender and cultural myths -- 10 Disciplining the housewife in Desperate Housewives and domestic reality television / Sharon Sharp -- 11 Murder and mayhem on Wisteria Lane : a study of genre and cultural context in Desperate Housewives / Judith Lancioni -- 12 White picket fences, domestic containment and female subjectivity : the quest for romantic love / Sherryl Wilson -- 13 Desperation and domesticity : reconfiguring the 'happy housewife' in Desperate Housewives / Anna Marie Bautista -- Pt. 4 Narrative, confession and intimacy -- 14 Dying to tell you something : posthumous narration and female omniscience in Desperate Housewives / Deborah Jermyn -- 15 Desperation loves company : female friendship and the facade of female intimacy in Desperate Housewives / Sherianne Shuler, M. Chad McBride and Erika L. Kirby -- 16 'Mother, home and heaven' : nostalgia, confession and motherhood in Desperate Housewives / Stacy Gillis and Melanie Waters -- 17 Desperately debating housewives / Jennifer L. Pozner and Jessica Seigel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Subject Desperate housewives (Television program)
Author McCabe, Janet (Janet Elizabeth)
Akass, Kim.
LC no. 2006285288
ISBN 1845112202 paperback