Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer / Edition 1

Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer / Edition 1

by Lynn Spigel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816620539

ISBN-13: 9780816620531

Pub. Date: 04/28/1992

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816620531
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Series:
Camera Obscura Book Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Installing the Television Set: Popular Discourses on Television and Domestic Space, 1948-19553
The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows41
The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs71
Sit-coms and Suburbs: Positioning the 1950s Homemaker111
"Is This What You Mean by Color TV?": Race, Gender, and Contested Meanings in NBC's Julia143
Defining Women: The Case of Cagney and Lacey169
Kate and Allie: "New Women" and the Audience's Television Archives203
All's Well That Doesn't End--Soap Opera and the Marriage Motif217
All that Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism, and Consumer Culture227
Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama, and Serial Drama, 1946-1970253
Contributors279
Index285

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