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Author: Lorna Jowett

Title: Rape, Power, Realism and the Fantastic on Television

Subtitle: -

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 217-232

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | U.S. History | Representations: Films / Battlestar Galactica, The Shield, The Wire



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Author: Lorna Jowett, English and Creative Writing, University of NorthamptonAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Complementing the chapters on drama and art is a study by Lorna Jowett on quality drama TV shows from the US including a comparison of realism (The Shield and The Wire) and fantasy (Battlestar Galactica). Like the other chapters in this part, 'Rape, Power, Realism and the Fantastic on Television' explores the possibility of exploitative televisual representations of rape, but finds a complex relationship in these programmes between the threat of rape and anxiety about shoring up a conventional kind of masculinity. What is subversive about the representations of rape on TV is the implication that sexual violence works as a kind of currency between men, and the contention is that, as Roynon notes in the earlier part 'Subverting the Story', speaking about rape is often connected to male pride.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 16)

Wikipedia: Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series), The Shield, The Wire