The feminist, the housewife, and the soap opera

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 253 pages
The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Operatraces the history of the feminist engagement with soap opera using a wide range of sources from programme publicity to interviews with key 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.

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Womens Genres and Female Agency
Introduction to Part II
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About the author (2000)

Charlotte Brunsdon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author of "The Feminist, the Housewife and the Soap Opera" (OUP 2000) and "Screen Tastes" (Routledge 1997).