This title traces the history of the feminist engagement with soap opera, using a wide range of sources from programme publicity to interviews with key soap-opera scholars. The book reveals that feminist scholarship on soap opera was a significant site in which the identity ‘feminist intellectual’ was produced in dialogue with her imagined other, the soap-opera-watching housewife. The book integrates personal autobiographical accounts within a broader history which traces both the move from ‘women's liberation’ to ‘feminism’, and the acceptance of soap opera as a serious object of study.
|Print publication date: 2000||Print ISBN-13: 9780198159803|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.001.0001|