The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

by Charlotte Brunsdon

OUP | February 24, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera traces the history of the feminist engagement with soap opera using a wide range of sources from programme publicity to interviews with key soap opera scholars. The book reveals that feminist scholarship on soap opera was a significant site of which the identity ''feminist intellectual'' was produced in dialogue with her imagined other, the soap opera watching housewife. The book integrates personal autobiographical accounts within a broader history which traces both the move from ''women''s liberation'' to ''Feminism'', and the acceptance of soap opera as a serious object of study.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: February 24, 2000

Publisher: OUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0198159811

ISBN - 13: 9780198159810

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The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

by Charlotte Brunsdon

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: February 24, 2000

Publisher: OUP

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0198159811

ISBN - 13: 9780198159810

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1. Mapping the Fields Women''s genres and female agency Part 2. Early Work on Soap Opera: "Worrying Responsibility" The Housewife in the 1940s Mass Communication Research: Arnheim, Kaufman, and Herzog Feminists Taking Soap Opera Seriously: The Work of Carol Lopate, Michele Mattelart, and Tania Modleski Fantasies of the Housewife: The Case of Crossroads Part 3. Talking Soap Opera Autobiography and Ethnography ''I don''t think we thought about it as studying soap opera'': Christine Geraghty ''What about the rest of the audience?'' Dorothy Hobson ''Slightly guilty pleasures'': Terry Lovell ''The pleasure of a programme like this is not something simple'': Ien Ang ''A sense of trying to valorise soap opera as women''s TV'': Ellen Seiter Commonalties: Writing Across the Interviews The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera Appendix Bibliography

From the Publisher

The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera traces the history of the feminist engagement with soap opera using a wide range of sources from programme publicity to interviews with key soap opera scholars. The book reveals that feminist scholarship on soap opera was a significant site of which the identity ''feminist intellectual'' was produced in dialogue with her imagined other, the soap opera watching housewife. The book integrates personal autobiographical accounts within a broader history which traces both the move from ''women''s liberation'' to ''Feminism'', and the acceptance of soap opera as a serious object of study.

About the Author

Charlotte Brunsdon Reader in Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick

Editorial Reviews

`Brunsdon''s excellent book should be required reading for humanities and social-science-based scholars of daytime television serials and for anyone interested in the development of feminist theory and criticism from the 1970s to the present.'' R.R. Warhol, CHOICE, Nov.00, Vol.38, No.3.