Author: Jennifer Keishin ArmstrongPublish On: 2019-05-07
This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon.
Author: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Category: Social Science
The bestselling author of Seinfeldia offers a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, in a “bubbly, yet fierce cultural dissection of the groundbreaking show” (Chicago Tribune). This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers’ room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. They endured shock, slut-shaming, and a slew of nasty reviews on their way to eventual—if still often begrudging—respect. The show wasn’t perfect, but it revolutionized television for women. When Candace Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer, she didn’t think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventures among the Hamptons-hopping media elite. But her struggles with singlehood struck a chord. Beverly Hills, 90210 creator Darren Star brought her vision to an even wider audience when he adapted the column for HBO. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha launched a barrage of trends, forever branded the actresses that took on the roles, redefined women’s relationship to sex and elevated the perception of singlehood. Featuring exclusive new interviews with the cast and writers, including star Sarah Jessica Parker, creator Darren Star, executive producer Michael Patrick King, and author Candace Bushnell, “Jennifer Keishin Armstrong brings readers inside the writers’ room and into the scribes’ lives…The writing is fizzy and funny, but she still manages an in-depth look at a show that’s been analyzed for decades, giving readers a retrospective as enjoyable as a $20 pink cocktail” (The Washington Post). Sex and the City and Us is both a critical and nostalgic behind-the-scenes look at a television series that changed the way women see themselves.
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap . New York:
Basic Books, 1992. Coren, Victoria. “Sex and the City Has Betrayed Us Single
Women.” Evening Standard 3 January 2003: 11. Cramer, Janet M. “Discourses of
Author: Beatriz Oria
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Sex and the City (1998-2004) was one of the most popular programs on HBO, spawned two successful feature films in 2008 and 2010, and continues to do well in syndication. This book explores how Sex and the City represents the conventions of romantic comedy in order to create a familiar fictional world of intimacy, gender identity, and interpersonal relationships. Rather than tackle debates about whether the show was revolutionary or conservative in its representation of gender, class, race, and female sexuality (which has already been covered by other books), the author discusses the show’s complexity as a multi-faceted text which routinely provides a diversity of perspectives.
Jesus says to us in His Word: We are not rejected; we are accepted. We are not
unlovable; we are His treasured creation. We are not unwanted; we are chosen.
We are not forsaken; we are children of the King. And the more we know Jesus ...
Author: Marian Jordan
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Category: Performing Arts
The moral and social standards upheld on the Sex and the City TV show and films are brought into question by a former fan of the show.
I hadn ' t seen Sex and the City because I didn ' t have cable . I still don ' t . I think
if you do a show for HBO ... As the camera came toward us I said , " Hey , would
you like to smoke some crack ? I could jet home and get some , " and without ...
Author: Amy Sohn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A fan's resource for the award-winning cable television program features information about the show's actors, producers, costume designers, and sets, and provides summaries of each season and interviews with the cast.
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terī chaṭ chaṭ 'āshiq Nahīṅ m'alūm ajī tum ne yah kyāpaṛh phūṅkā Ki tumheṅ
dekhte hīho ga'e ham chaṭ'āshiq ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Mai kashī tumkaro ghairoṅ ...
Author: R. Vanita
Category: Social Science
Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by a female speaker and a focus on women's lives, and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal.
Chapter Three Leaving the Mothership : Postmodernity and Postfeminism in Ally
McBeal and Sex and the City Ally McBeal ' s ... + The series ' premiere generated
flaming in scores of American and Canadian newspapers and magazines ...
Author: A. Susan Owen
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Social Science
Bad Girls examines representational practices of film and television stories beginning with post-Vietnam cinema and ending with postfeminisms and contemporary public disputes over women in the military. The book explores a diverse range of popular media texts, from the Alien saga to Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, from The Net and VR5 to Sportsnight and G.I. Jane. The research is framed as a study of intergenerational tensions in portrayals of women and public institutions - in careers, governmental service, and interactions with technology. Using iconic texts and their contexts as a primary focus, this book offers a rhetorical and cultural history of the tensions between remembering and forgetting in representations of the American feminist movement between 1979 and 2005. Looking forward, the book sets an agenda for discussion of gender issues over the next twenty-five years and articulates with authority the manner in which «transgression» itself has become a site of struggle.
or because we're scared to be single. And ladies, let's just be honest— some of us jump into relationships without first taking time to know and evaluate the man
we are “jumping” in with. And we wonder why we keep getting our heart broken.
Author: Lindsey N. Isham
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Many books about sexual purity speak to men, but few-if any-speak to young women. Lindsey Nicole Isham boldly fills that gap with No Sex in the City, the brutally honest and often hilarious story of Lindsey's quest for sexual purity in the face of an impure culture, baffled peers, and sexual desire. Speaking from her own experience and from years as an abstinence advocate, Lindsey treats young women like the sexual beings they are, exploring their desires and curiosities about sex while relating candid experiences and truths about sexual purity. A great tool for Bible studies, youth groups, and abstinence organizations, No Sex in the City will help young, single, Christian women discuss their thoughts and keep their purity commitments.
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social and economic chal- lenges in and ... planning act would have given us,
and we were able to do that because we worked with the landowners and the
Author: Leslie Kern
Publisher: UBC Press
Category: Social Science
When a recent wave of condominium development overtook Toronto, women emerged as powerful consumers, and reports claimed that home ownership was offering young, single women freedom, financial independence, and personal security. Sex and the Revitalized City examines the truth of these claims by exploring the phenomenon from the perspective of women condo owners and planners and developers. This fresh perspective on urban revitalization reveals that condo ownership is not freeing women from constraints – neoliberal ideologies are remaking women’s relationship with the city in the image of fast capital and consumer citizenship. Women’s emancipation through condominium ownership is a marketing ploy rather than a major shift in gender relations.
Like its border cousins, Ciudad Juárez and, on a smaller scale, Nogales, Mexico,
Tijuana draws from a vast network of migrant labor, college students, tourists, and
the U.S. armed services in providing demand for sex work labor at the border.
Author: Yasmina Katsulis
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
A gateway at the U.S.-Mexico border, Tijuana is a complex urban center with a sizeable population of sex workers. An in-depth case study of the trade, Sex Work and the City is the first major ethnographic publication on contemporary prostitution in this locale, providing a detailed analysis of how sex workers' experiences and practices are shaped by policing and regulation. Contextualizing her research within the realm of occupational risk, Yasmina Katsulis examines the experiences of a diverse range of sex workers in the region and explores the implications of prostitution, particularly regarding the spheres of class hierarchies, public health, and other broad social effects. Based on eighteen months of intensive fieldwork and nearly 400 interviews with sex workers, customers, city officials, police, local health providers, and advocates, Sex Work and the City describes the arenas of power and the potential for disenfranchisement created by municipal laws designed to regulate the trade. Providing a detailed analysis of this subculture's significance within Tijuana and its implications for debates over legalization of "vice" elsewhere in the world, Katsulis draws on powerful narratives as workers describe the risks of their world, ranging from HIV/AIDS and rape (by police or customers) to depression, work-related stress, drug and alcohol addiction, and social stigma. Insightful and compelling, Sex Work and the City captures the lives (and deaths) of a population whose industry has broad implications for contemporary society at large.
We went on a boat to Paris , because it ' s more romantic by water , and no one
would know us there . I stood on deck thinking , ' Nothing can threaten me , '
wondering if I should jump ? I wasn ' t afraid to sleep at night or get out of bed in
Author: Marsha Rowe
Publisher: Serpents Tail
Gathers stories by contemporary British and North American writers about human sexuality, personal relationships, and life in the modern city
I draw on a corpus of transcriptions of the US-American sitcom Sex and the City,
which centres around conversations between four female friends. The success of
this sitcom runs contrary to the social stigmatisation all-female talk has suffered.
Author: Anne Betten
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
These two volumes offer a selection of the papers held at the conference of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) in 2003. Volume I contains 38 articles devoted to dialogue and the phenomenon of 'dialogicity' in literature, ranging from antiquity to a large number of modern languages and literatures. The conversation-analytic approaches drawn upon are notable for their methodological diversity. This is also true of the 32 articles in Volume II. The main focus here is on present-day types of dialogue in the new electronic media and their 'traditional' counterparts (press, radio, television, film). The examples are taken from various countries, and they are discussed in terms of the intercultural, semiotic, translatorial, and general pragmatic issues they pose.
The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love Judith Horstman,
Scientific American ... Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love, and philanthropy
refers to the unselfish concern and efforts of goodwill to better or benefit others.
Author: Judith Horstman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery, or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-old questions? In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstman takes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organ and the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from the bonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, the affectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how we are born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although the craving for romantic love can be described as an addiction, friendship may actually be the most important loving relationship of your life. Based on recent studies and articles culled from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain offers a fascinating look at how the brain controls our loving relationships, most intimate moments, and our deep and basic need for connection.
Author: Priscilla Pope-LevisonPublish On: 2012-10-08
Representations ofPost-Feminist Identities in Sex and the City1 Allyson Jule
Introduction Sex and the City 2 opened in cinemas across the U.S. and Canada
in May 2010. By all accounts, the movie was a disappointment, particularly to film
Author: Priscilla Pope-Levison
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Should women be priests? Should women submit to their husbands? Is premarital sex okay? Inflammatory questions such as these have splintered Christianity and polarized the church. In Sex, Gender, and Christianity, a cadre of seasoned college professors offers the modest proposal that honest, fruitful conversations about these questions will take place only if we develop the ability to deal with sex, gender, and the Christian faith with the academic rigor and perspectives of our various disciplines. This volume contributes an unprecedented collection of first-rate articles from a variety of disciplines--from the social sciences to history, from literary criticism to theology--that will challenge college administrators, professors, and students to address fractious questions in an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry.
Quite simply, American cities appear to be all around us, from the opening
sequences of CSI's Las Vegas Strip to the futuristic Los Angeles of Blade Runner
or the fashionable upmarket lofts and galleries of Sex and the City. This is only
Author: Neil Campbell
Praise for previous editions: 'Something of a godsend ... as a teaching resource this book is second to none ... achieves levels of multiplicity rarely, if ever, reached by others.' - Borderlines: Studies in American Culture This third edition of American Cultural Studies has been updated throughout to take into account the developments of the last six years, providing an introduction to the central themes in modern American culture and explores how these themes can be interpreted. Chapters in the book discuss the various aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, and regionalism. Updates and revisions include: discussion of Barack Obama’s rise to power and the end of the ‘Bush Years’ consideration of ‘Hemispheric American Studies’ and the increasing debates about globalisation and the role of the USA up-to-date case-studies, such as The Wire and Nurse Jackie, more on suburbia, the Mexican-border crossing, the Twilight phenomena etc updated further-reading lists.Accompanying website. American Cultural Studies is a core text and an accessible introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American culture.
Sex. and. the. City: Beyond. Liberal. Politics. and. toward. Holistic. Revolutionary.
Practicen]. diana. c. s. becerra ... status of women in the US at the turn of the
century without running through some old Sex and the City videos, and
Author: C. B. Daring
Publisher: AK Press
Category: Political Science
A wrench in the gears of sexual politics--twenty authors challenege the social constructs of identity, ideology, and beyond.
The hugely popular TV series Sex and the City reminded us that we enjoy
unprecedented freedom, compared with ... The series was American but a lot of
other women identified with it, loving its playful combination of sexual pleasure,
Author: Joan Smith
Category: Social Science
Women have never had more freedom yet questions of inequality persist from the bedroom to the workplace. A quarter of a century after the publication of her seminal text Misogynies, Joan Smith looks at what women have achieved - and the price they've paid for it. From Amy Winehouse to Pussy Riot, from the veil to domestic violence, a war is being fought over women's bodies and minds. Smith shows how misogyny has assumed new and dangerous forms as we confront an economic, social and religious backlash. But that's only part of the story. The female eunuch has become the public woman, and she isn't going to go quietly. Written with wit and passion, this forensic analysis sets out what we're up against - and how to fight back. 'Brilliant ... A compelling rap sheet of 21st century misogynies and a reprimand to anyone who declares the battle for gender equality is over' - Robin Ince 'Joan Smith dares to expose woman-hating in all its forms. She does not shy away from naming religion and cultural relativism as barriers to liberation, and names men and the system of patriarchy as the problem. Read this book, not least because it will open your eyes to how much needs to be done before we consign male supremacy to the museum of ancient reli.' - Julie Bindel
The caciques, or chieftains, reportedly "told Cortes that as we were now their
friends they would like to have us for brothers ... Indigenous pictorial showing
elite maidens being removed from the city at about the time of the arrival of
Author: Merril D. Smith
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
What role did sexual assault play in the conquest of America? How did American attitudes toward female sexuality evolve, and how was sexuality regulated in the early Republic? Sex and sexuality have always been the subject of much attention, both scholarly and popular. Yet, accounts of the early years of the United States tend to overlook the importance of their influence on the shaping of American culture. Sex and Sexuality in Early America addresses this neglected topic with original research covering a wide spectrum, from sexual behavior to sexual perceptions and imagery. Focusing on the period between the initial contact of Europeans and Native Americans up to 1800, the essays encompass all of colonial North America, including the Caribbean and Spanish territories. Challenging previous assumptions, these essays address such topics as rape as a tool of conquest; perceptions and responses to Native American sexuality; fornication, bastardy, celibacy, and religion in colonial New England; gendered speech in captivity narratives; representations of masculinity in eighteenth- century seduction tales, the sexual cosmos of a southern planter, and sexual transgression and madness in early American fiction. The contributors include Stephanie Wood, Gordon Sayre, Steven Neuwirth, Else L. Hambleton, Erik R. Seeman, Richard Godbeer, Trevor Burnard, Natalie A. Zacek, Wayne Bodle, Heather Smyth, Rodney Hessinger, and Karen A. Weyler.
This is all-American romantic comedy television series by Darren Kristin Davis that saw four girlfriends trying to certainly live their lives to the fullest while managing to enjoy a good relationship with their significant other.
Author: Susan Gray
We are yet to find ladies that did not love the series or movie, Sex, and the city; even some guys loved it too. Like seriously, who wouldn't love to laugh at the craziness, sexiness, and the bickering, it was fun. This is all-American romantic comedy television series by Darren Kristin Davis that saw four girlfriends trying to certainly live their lives to the fullest while managing to enjoy a good relationship with their significant other. Indeed, set in the bustling city of New York, the series gave us the best fashion, parties, tears, and good food. We cannot forget about the numerous cocktails that flooded our screens. If you are ready, get ready for 30 delicious, very simple and healthy recipes inspired by the ladies and storyline of Sex and the City.