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Gidget : origins of a teen girl transmedia franchise

Title
Gidget : origins of a teen girl transmedia franchise / Pamela Robertson Wojcik.
ISBN
9781138737402
1138737402
9781315185415
9781351734035
9781351734042
9781351734028
Publication
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.
Copyright Notice Date
©2021
Physical Description
ix, 110 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Summary
"Gidget: Origins of a Teen Girl Transmedia Franchise examines the multiplicity of books, films, TV shows, and merchandise that make up the transmedia Gidget universe from the late 1950s to the 1980s. The book examines the Gidget phenomenon as an early and unique teen girl franchise that expands understanding of both teen girlhood and transmedia storytelling. It locates the film as existing at the historical intersection of numerous discourses and events, including the emergence of surf culture and surf films; the rise of California as signifier of modernity and as the epicentre of American white middle class teen culture; the annexation of Hawaii; the invention of Barbie; and Hollywood's reluctant acceptance of teen culture and teen audiences. Each chapter places the Gidget text in context, looking at production and reception circumstances and intertexts such as the novels of Françoise Sagan, theTammy series, La Dolce Vita, and The Patty Duke Show, to better understand Gidget's meaning at different points in time. This book explores many aspects of Gidget, providing an invaluable insight into this iconic franchise for students and researchers in film studies, feminist media studies, and youth culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Wojcik, Pamela Robertson, Gidget New York : Routledge, 2021.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 20, 2021
Series
Cinema and youth cultures.
Cinema and youth cultures
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction 'An array of Gidgets: the transmedia phenomenon Gidget'
'Gidget: the little girl with big ideas: and intertextual original'
'Becoming single: Gidget: betwixt and between'
'Gidget goes all over the place, but always back to Moondoggie'
'Gidget gets small: containing Gidget on the small screen'
Conclusion: 'Gidget shoots the curl'.
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