Private Screenings: Television and the Female Consumer / Edition 1

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of nine essays is based on a special edition of Camera Obscura, A Journal of Feminism and Film Theory , of which Spigel is coeditor and Mann a former editor . While most essays are interesting, some contain ponderous academic language, such as George Lipsitz'sok study of the relationship between ethnic and working-class family dramas and the social and economic history of the 1950s. Others reveal intriguing research, such as Aniko Bodroghkozy's look at the late-'60s series Julia , which featured an African American woman. Bodroghkozy notes that in those politically charged days, ``racist depictions of blacks were being questioned, but sexist portrayals of women were not,'' and examines viewer mail to describe conflicting interpretations of the show. Julie D'Acci's analysis of Cagney and Lacey draws on interviews with the producers and a perusal of viewer mail to portray the ``intense public debates over various definitions of femininity,'' including questions of lesbianism and abortion rights. The book also provides a source guide to archives and museums that hold television comedies and dramas dating from 1946 to 1970. Photos not seen by PW. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816620531
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1992
  • Series: Camera Obscura Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • 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, 1948-1955 3
The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows 41
The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs 71
Sit-coms and Suburbs: Positioning the 1950s Homemaker 111
"Is This What You Mean by Color TV?": Race, Gender, and Contested Meanings in NBC's Julia 143
Defining Women: The Case of Cagney and Lacey 169
Kate and Allie: "New Women" and the Audience's Television Archives 203
All's Well That Doesn't End--Soap Opera and the Marriage Motif 217
All that Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism, and Consumer Culture 227
Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama, and Serial Drama, 1946-1970 253
Contributors 279
Index 285
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