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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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‘The Pleasure of a Programme Like This Is Not Something Simple’: Ien Ang

‘The Pleasure of a Programme Like This Is Not Something Simple’: Ien Ang

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(p.147) 9 ‘The Pleasure of a Programme Like This Is Not Something Simple’: Ien Ang
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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/9780198159803.003.0010

This chapter discusses an interview with Ien Ang about her research on soap opera in the U.S. It provides background information on Ang's family, education, and career highlights. It suggests that Ang's work has consistently been informed by, and addressed to, the Anglo-American cultural studies/mass communication constituency. This chapter explains Ang's thoughts on feminism and soap as reflected in her works.

Keywords:   Ien Ang, soap opera, U.S. feminism, interview, cultural studies

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