Jess King reflects on the intersectional barriers to agency depicted in Netflix’s Maid (2021), a series about a young lower-class mother struggling to create stability for herself and her daughter.Read more
Punk, Disco, Porn—The Deuce ’77—Part 2
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
In Part Two of his Three Part series on HBO’s The Deuce, Matthew Tchepikova-Treon examines the role of disco within the context of class and late 1970s New York City.Read more
“Blim and Chill”: Telenovelas and Class Ideologies in the Online Streaming Wars
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez / University of California, Santa Barbara
Juan Llamas-Rodriguez considers the re-branding campaigns, and accompanying quality and class discourses, that Netflix launched in response to losing its streaming licenses for Televisa’s telenovelas after the Mexican broadcasting giant created its own streaming service, Blim.Read more
by: Joe Straubhaar / University of Texas at Austin
O mito de democrácia racial no Brasil posiciona o pensamento crítico sobre os textos de televisão em termos de classe, mas entrevistas em Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, mostra uma tendência entre algumas pessoas de pensar em termos raciais e criticos. / A widespread myth of racial democracy in Brazil tends to position critical thinking about television texts in terms of class, but interviews in Salvador, Bahia show an emerging tendency among some to think in more critical racial terms.
by: Tim Gibson / George Mason University
On Everybody Hates Chris, class issues are largely explored in Chris’s home life, while the show’s writers
use Chris’s travails at Corleone to foreground questions
by: Kim Akass and Janet McCabe
Sanctifying sexism as long as your target is a racist – this article explores the sexist discourse surrounding media coverage of the recent “race row” on the UK show Celebrity Big Brother and the controversial figure of Jade Goody.
by: L. S. Kim / University of California, Santa Cruz
It’s a good time to consider the emergence, significance, and implications of television targeted towards Asian Americans.
by: Tara McPherson / University of Southern California
A consideration of regional politics in Katrina coverage.
by: Douglas Kellner / UCLA
(How) will the Bush image weather criticism leveled at his administration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina?
by: L.S. Kim / University of California, Santa Cruz
The figure of the domestic servant and the television, come together to teach Americans parenting skills.
by: Heather Hendershot / Queens College CUNY
In season one of The Simple Life, the apparently soulless Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton spend a month in rural Arkansas disappointing the Ledings, the humble, hard-working farm family that has agreed to take them in.
by: Allison McCracken / DePaul University
I have finally found a reality program that I can watch without cringing with embarrassment for the participants and/or becoming enraged at the producers. Not surprisingly, it’s trailing in the ratings and on the brink of cancellation.