Television and Women's Culture: The Politics of the Popular

Television and Women's Culture: The Politics of the Popular

by Mary Ellen Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803982291

ISBN-13: 9780803982291

Pub. Date: 08/01/1990

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this book an international team of contributors examines critically the relationship between television and women's culture. Although they recognize that television frequently distorts and oppresses women's experience, the authors avoid a simplistic manipulative view of the media. Instead they show how and why such different genres as game shows, police fiction

Overview

In this book an international team of contributors examines critically the relationship between television and women's culture. Although they recognize that television frequently distorts and oppresses women's experience, the authors avoid a simplistic manipulative view of the media. Instead they show how and why such different genres as game shows, police fiction and soap opera offer women opportunities for negotiation of their own meanings and their own aesthetic appreciation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803982291
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Series:
Communication and Human Values Series , #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Mary Ellen Brown
Feminist Culturalist Television Criticism
Culture, Theory, Practice
PART ONE: WOMEN AS AUDIENCES AND CRITICS
Women as Audiences - Virginia Nightingale
For Television-Centered Television Criticism - Caren Deming
Lessons from Feminism
Women Audiences and the Workplace - Dorothy Hobson
PART TWO: REPRESENTATION AND FANTASY: THE STRUCTURING OF FEMININE READING POSITIONS
Melodramatic Identification - Ien Ang
Television Fiction and Women's Fantasy
Consumer Girl Culture - Lisa Lewis
How Music Video Appeals to Girls
Rock Video - Sally Stockbridge
Pleasure and Resistance
PART THREE: WOMEN AND TELEVISION GENRES
'Cagney and Lacey' - Danae Clark
Feminine Strategies of Detection
Women and Quiz Shows - John Fiske
Consumerism, Patriarchy and Resisting Pleasures
Male Gazing - Beverly Poynten and John Hartley
Australian Rules Football, Gender and Television
Class, Gender and the Female Viewer - Andrea Press
Women's Responses to 'Dynasty'
Motley Moments - Mary Ellen Brown and Linda Barwick
Soap Opera, Carnival, Gossip and the Power of the Utterance
Conclusion - Mary Ellen Brown
Consumption and Resistance - The Problem of Pleasure

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