The soap opera

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Sage Publications, May 1, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 167 pages
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A comprehensive survey of the history, the means of production, the content and the impact on audiences of soap operas. A sociologist and a specialist in women's studies combine to review the content of soap operas, and the way in which they are produced. How have the themes of soap operas changed with social convention? How do these massively popular serials aimed at a female audience portray women at work and at home? The impact of soap opera on its audience, the different varieties of soap operas, and the differences in structure, content, and commercial purpose between soap operas and prime time television are also discussed.'Cantor and Pingree have performed an important service by bringing together and analyzing a va

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