Drone Queen of the Homeland: The Gendered Geopolitics of TV Drama in the Age of Media Convergence

Julie Cupples, Kevin Glynn

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Abstract

This chapter explores entanglements of gender and geopolitics in television drama in relation to the emergence of new forms of narrative complexity in the genre, the securitization of the post-9/11 world and the processes of media convergence that facilitate and invite intense forms of audience participation. We examine these dynamics through a detailed analysis of the character of Carrie Mathieson in Homeland and of audience engagements with her. We argue that in the narrative logic of Homeland, good/bad foreign policy and good/bad mothering constitute overlapping realms of knowledge and judgement that defy practical, political, ethical and epistemological differentiation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies
EditorsAnindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olsen, Joseli Maria Silva
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter44
Pages476-489
ISBN (Electronic)9781315164748
ISBN (Print)9781138057685
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks
PublisherRoutledge

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