Postfeminism and female friendship : a content analysis of Parks and recreation and Girls

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dc.contributor.advisor Gonick, Marnina
dc.creator Beairsto, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-20T15:03:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-20T15:03:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other PN1922.77 P2655 B43 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/29218
dc.description 103 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 95-103).
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores how two popular TV shows, Girls and Parks and Recreation, portray and talk about female friendship, particularly as it relates to the notion of the postfeminist girlfriend as proposed by Alison Winch. Utilizing a combination of content analysis and critical discourse analysis, it explores how these shows draw on discourses of feminism and postfeminism. It finds that Girls more than Parks and Recreation relies on discourses of postfeminism and replicates behaviors of the postfeminist girlfriend. It finds that both shows struggle to address issues of class difference and are guilty of post-race sentiments. Finally, it finds that Parks and Rec, more than Girls, reiterates feminist sentiments. Parks gives an overall feminist sentiment, while Girls walks the line between feminism and postfeminism. en_CA
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc PN1922.77.P2655
dc.subject.lcsh Parks and recreation (Television program)
dc.subject.lcsh Girls (Television program)
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism on television
dc.subject.lcsh Female friendship
dc.subject.lcsh Television programs -- Social aspects -- United States
dc.title Postfeminism and female friendship : a content analysis of Parks and recreation and Girls en_CA
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women and Gender Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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