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Reading Sex and the city
Akass, Kim.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, [2004]

Physical Description:
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
TV tie-in.
Part I. Sex, sexuality and relationships -- "What's the harm in believing?" : Mr. Big, Mr. Perfect, and the romantic quest for sex and the city's Mr. Right / Joanna de Mattia -- The museum of unnatural history : male freaks and Sex and the city / David Greven -- Sexuality in the city / Mandy Merck -- Part II. Socio-sexual identities and the single girl -- Orgasms and empowerment : Sex and the city and the third wave feminism / Astrid Henry -- Sister Carrie meets Carrie Bradshaw : exploring progress, politics and the single woman in Sex and the city and beyond / Ashley Nelson -- Sex and the citizen in Sex and the city's New York / Susan Zieger -- Part III. Fashion and cultural identities -- 'Fashion is the fifth character' : fashion, costume and character in Sex and the city / Stella Bruzzi and Pamela Church Gibson -- Sex and the city : a fashion editor's dream? / Anna Konig -- 'My Manolos, my self' : Manolo Blahnik, shoes and desire / Sarah Niblock -- Part IV. Narrative, genre and intertextuality -- Neurotic in New York : the Woody Allen touches in Sex and the city / Tom Grachowski -- Sex, confession and witness / Jonathan Bignell -- Mr. Parker and the vicious circle : female narrative and humour in Sex and the city / Kim Akass and Janet McCabe -- Part V. Fandom, flanerie and desiring identity -- In love with Sarah Jessica Parker : celebrating female fandom and friendship in Sex and the city / Deborah Jermyn -- Through a glass, malarkey / Lucia Rahilly -- Outsiders in the city / Ashley Nelson -- Carried away in Manhattan / Kim Akass and Janet McCabe -- Coulda', shoulda, ' Prada : shopping for Satori and strappy sandals in Sex and the city / Mark W. Bundy.
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