Theorist, ‘Jameson’s’ arc.

The Sopranos follows an arc, which has evolved from the early 1930s in a way that theorist Jameson characterizes as “a permutation of a generic convention through which one could write a history of it’s changing social and ideological functions.” What Jameson is illustrating is the way that the media and it’s conventions are tied subjectively to society and culture. Our world is ever changing, and therefore media productions must change with it, in order to be relevant to the zeitgeist. We see this development in the representation of women. The way that women are treated and thereby represented in western society has dramatically changed during the 20th century, and is thus reflected in the progression of the gangster genre, seen in The Sopranos.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: