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The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera$
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Charlotte Brunsdon

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera
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Charlotte Brunsdon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to trace the development of British and U.S. feminist television criticism through a study of the soap opera during the period from 1975 to 1986. This book features interviews with some feminist critics who conducted early work on soap opera and discusses the factors that influenced the development of feminist engagement with soap opera. It also analyses the works of some notable feminist commentators during the 1970s.

Keywords:   feminism, soap opera, television criticism, Great Britain, U.S.

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