Soap opera and women"s talk the pleasure of resistance by Mary Ellen Brown

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Published by Sage Publications in Thousand Oaks .

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  • Great Britain,
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  • Soap operas -- United States -- History and criticism,
  • Soap operas -- Great Britain -- History and criticism,
  • Soap operas -- Australia -- History and criticism,
  • Television and women -- United States,
  • Television viewers -- United States,
  • Feminism

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Book details

StatementMary Ellen Brown.
SeriesCommunication and human values
LC ClassificationsPN1992.8.S4 B76 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 212 p. ;
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1078211M
ISBN 10080394392X, 0803943938
LC Control Number94001473

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Undertaken as an ethnographic study in which the author is a member of the group, a fan and also a researcher, this book shows that engagement with soap operas creates an opening for women to Cited by: Undertaken as an ethnographic study in which the author is a member of the group, a fan and also a researcher, this book shows that engagement with soap operas creates an opening for women to serve as wedges into the dominant culture.

Soap Opera and Women's Talk: The Pleasure of Resistance. Mary Ellen Brown. Sage Publications () Abstract Similar books and articles. Realism, Naturalism and Television Soap Opera. Women and Soap Opera.

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