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Soap Opera and Women's Talk: The Pleasure of Resistance (Communication and Human Values series, No. 15)

Brown, Mary Ellen

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ISBN 10: 0803943938 / ISBN 13: 9780803943933
Published by SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California, 1994
Used Condition: As New Soft cover
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Ethnographic study of how "soap operas create & support a social network in which talk becomes a kind of resistive pleasure" for women, creating opportunities for them to challenge the dominant culture & become empowered. 212 pages with extensive references & Index. From a single-owner collection, stored since new & never used. First Edition trade paperback is in Fine condition: looks, feels, & smells just about brand new! Completely clean, binding tight, pages white; NO writing or highlighting or underlining; NOT ex-lib Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays, next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 009315

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Title: Soap Opera and Women's Talk: The Pleasure of...

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Edition First Printing

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How can such an apparently trivial or even exploitative genre as soap opera be associated with the notion of empowerment for its viewers? Mary Ellen Brown argues that soap operas create and support a social network in which talk becomes a form of resistive pleasure.

Undertaken as an ethnographic study in which the author is a member of the group, a fan and also a researcher, this book shows that engagement with soap operas creates an opening for women to serve as wedges into the dominant culture. This exploration into how hegemonic notions of feminity and womanhood are developed at one cultural site and how they can be accepted, resisted and negotiated in the process of consumption not only claims that hegemony is leaky, bu

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