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Women and Soap Opera

A Study of Prime Time Soaps

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Women and Soap Opera by Christine Geraghty
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This is the first major study of the role of women in prime time soap operas. In a comparative analysis of British and North American television soaps, Christine Geraghty examines the relationship between the narrative on screen and the women who make up the traditional soap audience. Within the structure of many of the most popular soaps such as Dallas, Dynasty, Coronation Street and Eastenders, the split between public and personal life, reason and emotion, work and leisure is turned into the lynchpin of the plot. Geraghty discusses images of the family, the way in which women's roles in the community are portrayed, the character of the independent woman, and how sexual orientation, class and race are dealt with by the soaps. Finally she examines the possibility of using soap operas to promote change and influence attitudes and prejudices.

Author Biography

Christine Geraghty is a lecturer in Media and Communications Studies at Goldsmith's College.
Release date NZ
December 6th, 1990
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Polity Press
Pages
224
Dimensions
166x232x12
ISBN-13
9780745605685
Product ID
2106022

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