'We have to keep going, whatever happens': The Austerity Narratives of Girls, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey

Sallie Mcnamara

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Abstract

The chapter considers how three popular television serial dramas to show how they disseminate ideas relating to the financial crisis (of 2008), arguing they can be seen as 'austerity narratives' and raise issues concerning economic insecurity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural Politics in the Age of Austerity
EditorsDavid Berry
Place of PublicationAbingdon and New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter4
Pages67-92
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978-1-4724-3488-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2017

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NameThe Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture
PublisherRoutledge

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Mcnamara, S. (2017). 'We have to keep going, whatever happens': The Austerity Narratives of Girls, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey. In D. Berry (Ed.), Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity (pp. 67-92). (The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture). Abingdon and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Mcnamara, Sallie. / 'We have to keep going, whatever happens' : The Austerity Narratives of Girls, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity. editor / David Berry. Abingdon and New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. pp. 67-92 (The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture).
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