Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box

Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box


10 thoughts on “Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box (Reading Contemporary Television)

  1. Elisabeth Elisabeth says:

    25 stars Only a few of the essays are any good


  2. amanda amanda says:

    Merri Lisa Johnson's collection Third Wave Feminism and Television uses contemporary television as a lens through which to view a variety of issues ranging from SM practices to prisoner rape within a third wave framework The essay most emblematic of this approach is the final one Leslie Heywood's incredibly insightful 'The Room' as 'Heterosexual Closet' The Life and Death of Alternative Relationships on Six Feet Under In it Heywood uses Six Feet Under's Nate as an example of ueer heterosexuality and through him discusses twentieth century constructions of masculinity and the relationship those ideals and the way heteronormativity has failed some straight peopleThis conceit of examining focus points of feminist discussion through television isn't uite as effective in every essay however Carol Siegel's Female Heterosexual Sadism The Feminist Taboo in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series is based on the premise that Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer judges the main character unfairly for her forays into an SM relationship with Spike a vampire while the Anita Blake series looks kindly on these types of encounters Unfortunately Siegel's take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ignores the incredibly complicated texture of the relationship between Buffy and her vampire lover by completely decontextualizing just three episodes from the series' seven season runThe rest of the essays find interesting ways to connect the cultural work of television to feminist reflections on the world Katherine Frank uses The Bachelor to uestion ideas of romance and monogamy Bobby Noble finds moments of female masculinity through a trans ed reading of ueer as Folk Lara Stemple breaks open the depiction of prison rape on Oz Candace Moore continues Laura Mulvey's work in an examination of perspective on The L Word and Johnson herself looks at the intersection of class and gender on The SopranosWhile Third Wave Feminism and Television is too academic make it a must have for every casual TV viewer for anyone interested in a close reading of contemporary television from a feminist standpoint this collection of essays is a perfect addition to your bookshelf


  3. Kaitlyn Kaitlyn says:

    I was first introduced to Merri Lisa Johnson through her other book “Jane Sexes It Up” side note this is a great book that looks at sexuality from a third wave feminist perspective I picked up “Jane Puts It In A Box” because I liked what she did in her other book and also I was interested to read the essays on popular television shows like the Sopranos Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Bachelor and The L Word I think Johnson choose some great essays that really problematize current readings of television shows I myself was a huge Buffy fan and saw it in a very positive light I think one of the goals of this text is to problematize for readers these kinds of ideas My favourite essays were “Gangster Feminism The Feminist Cultural Work of HBO’s “The Sopranos” “Primetime Harem Fantasies Marriage Monogamy and a bit of feminist fanfiction in ABC’s The Bachelor” “Female Heterosexual Sadism The Final Feminist Taboo in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series” and several I found I liked the essays if I was familiar with what the authors were referencing for example an episode from Buffy I would give this book a 8510 great read and useful for alternative perspectives on feminist interpretations of television


  4. Summer Summer says:

    Like many compilations this was up and down there was interesting commentary on contemporary TV shows in terms of gender and sexual identity and then there was the inevitable Foucault and Mulvey with the lowest point being an indecipherable and whiny essay on how Buffy the Vampire Slayer doesn't fulfill the author's SM fantasies


  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    An interesting and thought provoking collection of several academic feminist critical essays covering television shows including Oz Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Sopranos The L Word ueer As Folk The Bachelor and Six Feet Under With any collection some essays are better then others but overall they are enjoyable to those familiar with reading academic articles


  6. Susan Susan says:

    I really liked reading this one although I don't buy all of the assumptions the authors make about the showsYes The Bachelor is nothing than misogynist crap No I don't really see a feminist agenda SorryAnd I'm also not so sure that the BuffySpike relationship was necessarily about SMBut the essays were good to discuss


  7. Julie Julie says:

    For all Buffy fans this book has an entirely different take on the kickass ness or lack of in the Buffy character


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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box (Reading Contemporary Television)
  • Merri Lisa Johnson
  • English
  • 09 December 2014
  • 9781845112462