Feminist Perspectives on Orange Is the New Black

Author: April Kalogeropoulos Householder,Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625190

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Since its 2013 premiere, Orange Is the New Black has become Netflix’s most watched series, garnering critical praise and numerous awards and advancing the cultural phenomenon of binge-watching. Academic conferences now routinely feature panels discussing the show, and the book on which it is based is popular course material at many universities. Yet little work has been published on OINTB. The series has sparked debate: does it celebrate diversity or is it told from the perspective of white privilege, with characters embodying some of the most racist and sexist stereotypes in television history? This collection of new essays is the first to analyze the show’s multiple layers of meaning. Examining Orange Is the New Black from a number of feminist perspectives, the contributors cover topics such as gender, race, class, sexuality, transgenderism, mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex, disability, and sexual assault.

Orange Is the New Black

Author: Piper Kerman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349139873

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe over a decade ago. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her; convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women's prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424. From her first strip search to her final release, she learns to navigate this strange world with its arbitrary rules and codes, its unpredictable, even dangerous relationships. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with tokens of generosity, hard truths and simple acts of acceptance. Now an original comedy-drama series from Netflix, Piper's story is a fascinating, heartbreaking and often hilarious insight into life on the inside.

Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy

Author: Richard Greene,Rachel Robison-Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812699084

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 6583

This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful situation of millions of incarcerated Americans. How do the show’s shower scenes shed light on the classical mind-body problem? How can we make our lives meaningful when our options are curtailed by authority? What does it mean to manipulate someone, and why is it bad? What can we learn about the peculiarity of human beliefs from Pennsatucky’s notion of the gay agenda? Is Litchfield Prison a preparation for life outside—or just a scale model of life outside? What could the governors of Litchfield learn from Jeremy Bentham and his panopticon? How is it that even in prison we find ourselves condemned to be free? Why is one of the worst things about prison being forced to see who and what we really are? It so happens that life in prison is absolutely full and overfull of philosophical implications. Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy stays close to the characters and scenes of the TV show, applying insights from ethics, existentialism, metaphysics, epistemology, and political philosophy. The book is aimed at thoughtful fans of this amazingly fine TV show, who want to learn more about its disturbing issues.

Orange is the New Black - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Author: G Whiz

Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

ISBN: 1501419862


Page: N.A

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Did you know that that the novel "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" is Piper Kerman's memoir which documents her 15-month sentence in Danbury, Connecticut? Or, did you know that “Orange is the New Black” discusses extensively what actually happens in the “conditions of confinement.” It talks about what really happens to prisoners during their incarceration? What are the amazing facts of Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Orange is the New Black G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Women of Jenji Kohan: Weeds, Orange is the New Black, and GLOW

Author: Scarlett Harris

Publisher: Fayetteville Mafia Press

ISBN: 1949024318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 130

View: 531

The Women of Jenji Kohan, creator of such landmark shows as Weeds, Orange Is the New Black, and GLOW, is the latest in Fayetteville Mafia Press's pioneering series examining the female characters of legendary creators of television and film. Here, writers from all walks of life analyze the significance of such iconic characters as Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and the host of women residing in Litchfield Correctional Institution, Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), and Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), to both themselves and to pop culture at large. Edited by Scarlett Harris (A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment), The Women of Jenji Kohan: Weeds, Orange Is the New Black, and GLOW is the third book in the unique "The Women Of" series, following The Women of David Lynch (June 2019) and The Women of Amy Sherman-Palladino (November 2019).

Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816545014

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

View: 1030

"Latinx TV in the Twenty-First Century offers an expansive and critical look at contemporary TV by and about U.S. Latinx communities. This volume unpacks the negative implications of older representation and celebrates the progress of new representation all while recognizing that television still has a long way to go"--

Educating through Popular Culture

Author: Edward A. Janak,Ludovic A. Sourdot

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498549187

Category: Education

Page: 364

View: 3412

Educating through Popular Culture is a tool for educators at all levels to improve their practice via popular culture in ways that both embrace and resist contemporary thinking. Its chapters provide a range of theoretical and practical suggestions to elicit discussion and spark creativity in all students.

Television Antiheroines

Author: Milly Buonanno

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783207620

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

View: 9500

With a foreword by Diane Negra and Jorie Lagerway As television has finally started to create more leading roles for women, the female antiheroine has emerged as a compelling and dynamic character type. Television Antiheroines looks closely at this recent development, exploring the emergence of women characters in roles typically reserved for men, particularly in the male-dominated genre of the crime and prison drama. The essays collected in Television Antiheroines are divided into four sections or types of characters: mafia women, drug dealers and aberrant mothers, women in prison, and villainesses. Looking specifically at shows such as Gomorrah, Mafiosa, The Wire, The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black, and Antimafia Squad, the contributors explore the role of race and sexuality and focus on how many of the characters transgress traditional ideas about femininity and female identity, such as motherhood. They examine the ways in which bad women are portrayed and how these characters undermine gender expectations and reveal the current challenges by women to social and economic norms. Television Antiheroines will be essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in crime and prison drama and the rising prominence of women in nontraditional roles.

21st-Century TV Dramas: Exploring the New Golden Age

Author: Amy M. Damico,Sara E. Quay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833451

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 7870

In its exploration of some of the most influential, popular, or critically acclaimed television dramas since the year 2000, this book documents how modern television dramas reflect our society through their complex narratives about prevailing economic, political, security, and social issues. • Identifies and explores connections between critically acclaimed television dramas and real life in the 21st century • Documents the qualities of television drama series since the turn of the 21st century in the latest era in television that some refer to as the "third golden age of television" • Offers accessible analysis of popular and current television dramas relevant to educators and students in the fields of media studies, television, and popular culture as well as anyone who enjoys modern television drama