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    Married to the mob: separation and divorce in "The Sopranos"

    McCabe, Janet and Akass, K. (2007) Married to the mob: separation and divorce in "The Sopranos". In: Leydecker, K. and White, N. (eds.) After Intimacy: The Culture of Divorce in the West since 1789. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, pp. 257-276. ISBN 9783039101436.

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    Book synopsis: Divorce is a conspicuous character trait of modernity, commonly portrayed in texts and on screen, with its moral and social rationalisation firmly rooted in Enlightenment and Romantic thought. The aim of this volume is to bring into focus this contemporary cultural fascination by assembling the variety of academic responses it has started to create. Bringing together the reflections of scholars from the UK and North America who have worked in this domain, this study offers for the first time a genuinely wide-ranging account of the depiction of divorce across the northern hemisphere in a number of media (fiction, journalism, film and television). It reaches historically from the intellectual and legal aftermath of the Enlightenment right up to the present day. As such, the collection shows both the roots of this apparently contemporary phenomenon in nineteenth-century literary practice and the very particular ways in which divorce characterises the different narrative media of modernity.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 14:10
    Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 14:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24111

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