Reading "Six Feet Under"
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Reading Six Feet Under by Kim Akass
Book DescriptionThis book on the groundbreaking show examines such themes as the modern sacred and profane, pornography and the dead body, magic realism and the grotesque, American cultural politics, self-help culture, family relationships, homosexuality and re-thinking the closet, the church and gay politics, motherhood and teenage rebellion. Entertaining and enlightening in equal measure it contains a complete episode guide to the first four series of 'Six Feet Under'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850438090
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Kim Akass
Janet McCabe is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College, Dublin Kim Akass is a writer and editor; she is, with Janet McCabe, Series Editor of Tauris' Reading Contemporary Television Series and is on the Editorial Board of the Critical Studies in Television journal. She is co-editor, with Janet McCabe, of Reading 'Sex and the City', Reading 'Six Feet Under', 'Reading 'The L Word', Reading 'Desperate Housewives'and Quality TV all published by I.B. Tauris.
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