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Adieu Carmela Soprano! Lessons from the HBO Mobster Wife on TV Female Agency and Neo-liberal (Narrative) Power

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelevision Antiheroines
Subtitle of host publicationWomen Behaving Badly in Crime and Prison Drama
EditorsMilly Buonanno
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherIntellect
Pages65-81
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-1-78320-760-2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2017

Abstract

This chapter argues that characters like Carmela Soprano are a product of our complex post-feminist age of troubled emancipation. Indeed, Carmela is produced by a premium cable subscription company trading in a dynamic global TV marketplace and inculcates how the free market ideologies of Neo-liberalism have been assimilated and made useful particular traits of liberal feminism.

Notes

Kim Akass, Janet McCabe, ‘Adieu Carmela Soprano!: Lessons from the HBO Mobster Wife on TV Female Agency and Neo-liberal (Narrative) Power’, in Milly Buonanno, ed., Television Antiheroines: Women Behaving Badly in Crime and Prison Drama, (Bristol: Intellect, 2017), ISBN 978-1-78320-760-2.

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