Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
The television series Sex and the City (SATC), has left a significant impact on American society. The show displays this revelation: American women today have many established cultures of equal worth in male dominated discourses. This thesis explains how the shows narrative represents and expands feminist ideology in America. By modernizing feminist discourses, SATC challenges televisual female representation on subject matters including motherhood, sexuality, marriage, gender identity, and family. Investigating its four protagonists - Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha - demonstrates how the narrative contributed to the social movement of feminism. Furthermore, with analyzing its construction and display since the show began airing, an evaluation of SATC's realistic influence on American women may be considered.
Tufino, Cameron Michael, "Sex and the City: A Promotion of Modern American Feminism" (2012). Theses & Dissertations. 292.