This paper will analyze the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”. This will be done through the use of queer theory and theories of stereotypes. Our theory for the queer analysis is mainly Judith Butler’s book “Gender Trouble”. As a supplement, we use Samuel A. Chamber’s definition of ‘heteronormativity’ and Laura Mulvey’s term ‘Male Gaze’. For the analysis of stereotypes, we use Stuart Hall’s theory as well as several terms as defined by Rolf Kuschel and Faezeh Zand. These analyses will supplement each other and show how the Netflix series in many ways can be seen as progressive in terms of gender. The paper does however conclude that the series arguably is reactionary in some aspects as well. Following the analysis, this paper seeks to discuss whether these results can be defined as a good media analysis. It is concluded that a media analysis will always be blind for some themes or features of a text. It did however seem beneficial in general for our analysis to combine the queer theory with the theory of stereotypes for a more well-rounded insight on these chosen thematic elements.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 dec. 2015|
- Judith Butler