HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power

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This collection examines not HBO’s legacy shows, such as Sex and The City, The Sopranos and The Wire, but its current programming, bringing together an international group of media and cultural studies scholars to offer an in-depth look at issues of race, gender, sexuality and power behind HBO’s new and original voices. A significant intervention in television studies, media studies and cultural studies, this book illuminates the emergence of a new era of culturally relevant television that fans, students, and researchers should find lively, accessible and interesting. Series discussed in this collection include: Game of Thrones (2011+); Girls (2012-2017); Insecure (2016+); Looking (2014-2015); The Comeback (2005, 2014); The Leftovers (2014-2017); True Detective (2014-2015); Silicon Valley (2014+); Veep (2012+); and Vinyl (2016).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages298
ISBN (Print)978-1138234444
Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 2018


  • Screen
  • Television
  • Popular Culture
  • American Studies
  • Society
  • Politics
  • Philosophy
  • Media
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Race
  • Power
  • Class
  • HBO
  • Game of Thrones.


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