Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Soap Opera and Women's Talk by Mary Ellen Brown

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, but also attempts to explain the process whereby the leaks occur.

Buy Soap Opera and Women's Talk by Mary Ellen Brown from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780803943933
ISBN-10: 0803943938
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-May-1994
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Soap Opera and Women's Talk by Mary Ellen Brown

Book Reviews - Soap Opera and Women's Talk by Mary Ellen Brown

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Soap Opera and Women's Talk book by Mary Ellen Brown and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Mary Ellen Brown

Child's Unfinished Masterpiece by Mary Ellen Brown
Hardback, February 2011
Television and Women's Culture by Mary Ellen Brown
Paperback, June 1990