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- Adams, Simone,Jackson, Ronald L.,Moffitt, Kimberly R.,
- ""Gladiators in Suits" is a contributed volume that provides an opportunity to analyze the communication, politics, stereotypes, and genre techniques featured in the television series "Scandal" while raising key questions about the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and viewing audiences. The essays included range from critical looks at various members of Scandal's ensemble, to in-depth analyses of the show's central themes, to audience reception studies via interviews and social media analysis. Additionally, the volume contributes to research on femininity, masculinity, and representations of Black womanhood on television"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Olivia Pope, citizen of empire: gendered duties and sacrificial: violence on Scandal / Catherine R. Squires -- Olivia Pope: "fixer" of necropolitical fallout / Nicholas Manganas -- Scandal: a melodrama of social death / Patricia Ventura -- The power of whiteness: disciplining Olivia Pope / Shantel Gabrieal Buggs and Ryessia Jones Russell -- "Tangled skeins": Scandal's Olivia Pope and the counternarrativizing of black female enslavement / Ernest L. Gibson III -- "You're nobody's victim, Liv": the scandal of black love and white hegemony in Scandal / Christopher A. House and Sean Eversley Bradwell -- Insider/outsider: Olivia Pope and the pursuit of erotic power / Kadian Pow -- #olitz: the erotics of (e)racing in Scandal / Kavyta Kay -- A sisterhood of strategic convenience: Olivia Pope, Mellie Grant, and their scandalous entanglements / Tracey Owens Patton -- Female gladiators and third wave feminism: visualizing power, choice, and dialogue in Scandal / Lara C. Stache and Rachel D. Davidson -- Nimble readings: black women, meaning making, and negotiating womanhood through Scandal / Timeka N. Tounsel -- Good black girls wear white: Olivia Pope and conflicted constructions of black female personhood / Kimberly Alecia Singletary -- "It's handled!": critiquing the politics of respectability at the intersection of race and gender in Scandal / Tina M. Harris, Myra Washington, and Diamond M. Akers -- Advocacy and normalcy: the politics of same-sex marriage in Scandal / Will Howell -- "He exists because I say he exists": the (un)making of Fitz's manhood and the enduring adaptability of hegemonic masculinity / David Ponton III and Kelly Weber Stefonowich -- "I can't fix this": reflections on Scandal's racial commentary in the "lawn chair" episode / Ronald L. Jackson II, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Simone Adams.