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Speaking of Soap Operas
     

Speaking of Soap Operas

by Robert C. Allen
 

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Speaking of Soap Operas

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Speaking of Soap Operas

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An important contribution to the literature of mass communications.

Jane Feuer, University of Pittsburgh

Allen's detailed study of the soap opera offers a superb model for television scholars.

Horace M. Newcomb

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807841297
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/30/1985
Edition description:
1
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Allen's detailed study of the soap opera offers a superb model for television scholars. It moves television genre study to a new stage in which formal, institutional, and social analysis are powerfully blended.--Horace M. Newcomb

Robert Allen delivers a fatal blow to empiricist mass communication research on soap operas, and at the same time demonstrates how soaps should be studied--as complex aesthetic, cultural, industrial, and historical texts. . . . An important contribution to the literature of mass communications.--Jane Feuer, University of Pittsburgh

Meet the Author

Robert C. Allen is Smith Professor of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Speaking of Soap Operas and Horrible Prettines: Burlesque and American Culture and coauthor of Film History: Theory and Practice.

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