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    From Screwdriver to Dildo: Retooling Women’s Work in Orange Is the New Black

    Pramaggiore, Maria (2016) From Screwdriver to Dildo: Retooling Women’s Work in Orange Is the New Black. Television and New Media, 17 (6). pp. 547-560. ISSN 1527-4764

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    This essay examines the depiction of labor in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, paying specific attention to gender and race. It argues that the program’s interest in the historical link between coerced prison labor and enslavement in the United States, as well as the more recent implication of prison privatization in the neoliberal assault on labor rights, is undermined by its privileging of affective and interpersonal dynamics over political solidarity

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: critical media studies; cultural politics; feminism; gender; labor; political satire; popular culture; television;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 12980
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    Depositing User: Maria Pramaggiore
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 09:47
    Journal or Publication Title: Television and New Media
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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