ERIC Number: ED304104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
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Television and the Female Consumer.
Mann, Denise, Ed.; Spigel, Lynn, Ed.
Camera Obscura, A Journal of Feminism and Film Theory, n16 Jan 1988
This special issue brings together an editorial, six articles, and three book reviews that focus on the relationship between television and the female audience. The articles are: (1) "Installing the Television Set: Popular Discourses on Television and Domestic Space, 1948-1955" (Lynn Spigel); (2) "The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows" (Denise Mann); (3) "The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs" (George Lipsitz); (4) "All's Well That Doesn't End: Soap Operas and the Marriage Motif" (Sandy Flitterman-Lewis); (5) "All That Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism and Consumer Culture" (Lynne Joyrich); and (6) "Kate and Allie: 'New' Women and the Audience's Television Archives" (Robert H. Deming). The book reviews are: (1) "All in the Family: On David Morley's 'Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure' and Philip Simpson's (ed.) 'Parents Talking Television'" (Andrew Ross); (2) "Feminist Desire and Female Pleasure: On Janice Radway's 'Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Culture" (Ien Ang); and (3) "Complexity and Contradiction in Mass Culture Analysis: On Ien Ang's 'Watching Dallas'" (Dana Polan). Guides to film archives and other sources of television programs for research are also provided. The text is supplemented by numerous photographs, and each article contains bibliographic references. (EW)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
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