Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal

The article was suggestively entitled, "Is Feminism Dead?" This collection of essays addresses that important question as it relates to the presentation of women's behaviors, desires and images in Ally McBeal.

Author: Elwood Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015064892428

Category: Performing Arts

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"This collection of essays addresses the question "Is Feminism Dead?" as it relates to the presentation of women's behaviors, desires and images in Ally McBeal. It considers the challenges that women's sexuality presents to feminism and looks at feministt
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The Rise of Enlightened Sexism

Lotz, “In Ms. McBeal's Defense,” 139. 12. Jessica Lyn Van Slooten, “A Truth
Universally (Un)acknowledged: Ally McBeal, Bridget Jones's Diary and the
Conflict Between Romantic Love and Feminism,” in Searching the Soul of Ally
McBeal, ...

Author: Susan J. Douglas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429995254

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. In The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism, Susan J. Douglas, one of America's most entertaining and insightful cultural critics, takes readers on a spirited journey through the television programs, popular songs, movies, and news coverage of recent years, telling a story that is nothing less than the cultural biography of a new generation of American women. Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Survivor to Desperate Housewives, Douglas uses wit and wisdom to expose these images of women as mere fantasies of female power, assuring women and girls that the battle for equality has been won, so there's nothing wrong with resurrecting sexist stereotypes—all in good fun, of course. She shows that these portrayals not only distract us from the real-world challenges facing women today but also drive a wedge between baby-boom women and their "millennial" daughters. In seeking to bridge this generation gap, Douglas makes the case for casting aside these retrograde messages, showing us how to decode the mixed messages that restrict the ambitions of women of all ages. And what makes The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism such a pleasure to read is Douglas's unique voice, as she blends humor with insight and offers an empathetic and sisterly guide to the images so many American women love and hate with equal measure.
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Soul Searching

As well as being an episode-by-episode guide to Ally McBeal, this book takes a deeper and wittier look at Ally's life and trials.

Author: Mark Clapham

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 075350474X

Category: Ally McBeal (Television program)

Page: 266

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As well as being an episode-by-episode guide to Ally McBeal, this book takes a deeper and wittier look at Ally's life and trials. If you've ever wondered whether the lawyers of Cage & Fish ever lose a case, or why anyone would see a dancing baby, then this is the place to look.
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Pimps Wimps Studs Thugs and Gentlemen

Jennifer Harris, “Worshipping at the Alter of Barry White: Ally McBeal and Racial
and Sexual Politics in Crises,” in Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical
Essays, ed. Elwood Watson (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006), 163. 6. Cornel
West ...

Author: Elwood Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455089

Category: Performing Arts

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With essays ranging in topic from the films of Neil LaBute to the sexual politics of Major League Baseball, this diverse collection of essays examines the multi-faceted media images of contemporary masculinity from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines. The book’s first half focuses on the issue of racialized masculinity and its various manifestations, with essays covering, among other topics, the re-imagining of Asian American masculinity in Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow and the ever-present image of black male buffoonery in the neo-minstrel performances of VH1’s Flavor of Love. The book’s second half explores the issue of contemporary mediated performance and the cultural politics of masculinity, with essays focusing on popular media representations of men in a variety of gendered roles, from homemakers and househusbands to valorous war heroes and athletic demigods.
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Post feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television

In Searching for the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays, edited by E. Watson,
104–16. London: McFarland & Company. ——. 2009. Media Audiences:
Television, Meaning and Emotion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Graves, Robert.

Author: Alison Horbury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137511379

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Alison Horbury investigates the reprisal of the myth of Persephone - a mother-daughter plot of separation and initiation - in post-feminist television cultures where, she argues, it functions as a symptom expressing a complex around the question of sexual difference - what Lacan calls 'sexuation', where this question has been otherwise foreclosed.
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Beautiful TV

For an interesting discussion of how young Slovenian women remake the fantasy
materials provided by Ally McBeal, see ... Interpretation: The Hysteric as a Site of
Feminist Resistance,” in Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays, ed.

Author: Greg M. Smith

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292777841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

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During its five-year run from 1997 to 2002, the popular TV show Ally McBeal engaged viewers in debates over what it means to be a woman or a man in the modern workplace; how romance factors into the therapeutic understanding of relationships; what value eccentricity has and how much oddity society should tolerate; and what utility fantasy has in the pragmatic world. In addition to these social concerns, however, Ally McBeal stood out for being well-constructed, narratively complex, and stylistically rich—in short, beautiful TV. Starting from the premise that much of television today is "drop-dead gorgeous" and that TV should be studied for its formal qualities as well as its social impact, Greg M. Smith analyzes Ally McBeal in terms of its aesthetic principles and narrative construction. He explores how Ally's innovative use of music, special effects, fantasy sequences, voiceovers, and flashbacks structures a distinctive fictional universe, while it also opens up new possibilities for televisual expression. Smith also discusses the complex narrative strategies that Ally's creator David E. Kelley used to develop a long-running storyline and shows how these serial narrative practices can help us understand a wide range of prime-time TV serials. By taking seriously the art and argument of Ally McBeal, Beautiful TV conclusively demonstrates that aesthetic and narrative analysis is an indispensable key for unlocking the richness of contemporary television.
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Outsiders Within

He is the sole editor of the an! thology Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical
Essays. His book Outsiders Within: Black Women in the Legal Academy after
Brown 41. Board was published in 2008 by Rowman 81 Littlefield. The author is ...

Author: Elwood D. Watson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742599809

Category: Social Science

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Through interviews with prominent legal academics such as Lani Guinier and Kimberle Crenshaw, Outsiders Within presents the trials and accomplishments of black women law professors who began to enter the legal academy in the 1970s and 80s. The often-overlooked legacies of these women are brought to light as chapters highlight the work of important women like Jean Cahn, who co-founded Antioch Law School in 1972, and Emma Coleman-Jordan, who founded the Northeast Corridor Collective of black women law professors in 1988. Author Elwood Watson also discusses the scholarship of a number of black women law professors who have written on the intersection of race and gender, and employs their findings to determine how the experiences of black women in the law academy differ from those of black men and white men and women.
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The Happy Place

I'm smiling sitting here thinking about Ally McBeal. ... Truthfully, I don't quite
remember the year the TV success show Ally McBeal began—yet the internet
informs me the show ran from 1997 to 2002. ... I've been Searching my Soul
Tonight”.

Author: Nancy Milton Cpcc Acc

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469791715

Category: Self-Help

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Pulling from Co-active Coaching principles and exercises, The Happy Place offers a blueprint for living a life connected to your true values. Through shared real life stories & experiences, you?ll embark on a journey of re-engaging with what?s important to you while going through a series of ?a-ha!? and ?I just got found out!? moments. Nancy opens the flood gates to taking charge of your life with her heart-felt, around-the-table writing style. An essential workbook for individuals looking for personal and professional growth. It?s worth the ride. You are worth it too! "The Happy Place is a powerful journey of self-discovery. Nancy's heartfelt and endearing vulnerability creates a safe, humorous and insightful guide to help uncover your life?s purpose and the tools to achieving your true potential. Life changing - a must read!" Tracy Vincze, Master Organizer Hoss Headwear ?This book is a guided tour into discovering the who you were created to be. This is a must read for anyone who feels like they are on the hamster wheel of life, going and going and not getting anywhere. Through this book you will be awakened to things you never thought possible and to step into the happy place of living and experiencing life Lynette Cox Maryland, Virginia USA
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Grace Under Pressure

Lotz , Amanda D . “ In Ms . McBeal ' s Defense : Assessing Ally McBeal as a
Feminist Text . ” Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal . Ed . Elwood Watson . North
Carolina : McFarland , 2006 . Hammers , Michele . “ The Comic and Burlesque : A
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Author: Cynthia Burkhead

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015073631999

Category: Literary Criticism

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Grace under Pressure: Greys Anatomy Uncovered is a collection of essays that offers a scholarly, critical analysis of the hit ABC network series. Within these pages, the authors examine various topics in depth, including the making of the series; its marketing and promotion; the creative team behind the show; the role of music within the series; gender and gender roles; family and relationships; and morality.
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Studies in American Humor

The Comic and Burlesque : A Frame Analysis of PostFeminist Values and
Female Professionalism in Ally McBeal . ” Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal :
Critical Essays . Elwood . Watson , Ed . Jefferson , NC : McFarland , 2006 . 89 -
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132148169

Category: American literature

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Feminist Collections

SEARCHING THE SOUL OF ALLY MCBEAL : CRITICAL ESSAYS . Watson ,
Elwood , ed . McFarland , 2006 . FROM THE EDITORS womMore than a decade
later , I Feminist Collections ( v.27 , nos.2-3 , Winter Spring 2006 ) Page 47 Books
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Choice

ISBN 1591024145 Searching the Soul of Ally McBeal : Critical Essays , by
Elwood Watson . McFarland , May 2006e . $ 35.00 ISBN 078642527X Women ,
Men , and Spiritual Power : Female Saints and Their Male Collaborators , by
John ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018508322

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Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey

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ISBN: UOM:39015063396199

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Blast from the Past

B . President George Bush signs the Clean Air Act . A . ( 1998 ) B . ( 1990 ) Sing a
line from the Ally McBeal theme song “ Searching My Soul ” or name its singer . A
: Vonda Shepard HIT PARADE DEAD OR ALIVE ? Les Brown ( musician ) ...

Author: Bob Moog

Publisher: Univ Games

ISBN: 1575289091

Category: Games & Activities

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Nostalgic know-how is put to the test as readers take a trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Filled with fun facts and kooky questions, Blast From the Past brings players back to the good old days.
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Jump the Shark

When did Ally McBeal 1997 - 2002 Mondays on FOX jump the shark ? I ' ve been
searching my soul tonight to find how this David E . Kelley show with such great
buzz could get so bad , so fast . Billy dyes and dies . Ally was a young , ghostly ...

Author: Jon Hein

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452284104

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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The creator of the popular Web site identifies the precise moment when television programs head south.
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India Today

metroscape Τ Η Ε MU SIC R E VIEW HEART AND SOUL : NEW SONGS FROM
ALLY MCBEAL FEATURING VONDA ... Vonda Shepard , whose rendition of Tell
him , Searching my soul , You belong to me , TIF ATANIA Ally Model tes y ...

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ISBN: UVA:X004500792

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Ally McBeal

Offers profiles of the cast, plot summaries for the first season's episodes, and humorous comparisons with television programs of the past

Author: Kathy Mitchell

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 0446675326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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Offers profiles of the cast, plot summaries for the first season's episodes, and humorous comparisons with television programs of the past
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Television and Criticism

SEARCHING. MY. SOUL. TONIGHT'1: THE. ALLY. MCBEAL. EFFECT. Jill. Barker
. In the United States the series Ally McBeal2 was an undisputed overnight
success, winning awards3 and a substantial following of viewers. In the UK, on
the ...

Author: Solange Davin

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501475

Category: Performing Arts

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Challenges the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. This volume addresses such topics as the blurring of genres, television and identity, and the sophistication of television audiences by examining examples from soap operas, televised adaptations of classic novels, film noir, and popular shows.
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