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Screen Tastes : Soap Opera to Satellite Dishes - Charlotte Brunsdon

Screen Tastes

Soap Opera to Satellite Dishes

Paperback Published: 8th May 1997
ISBN: 9780415121552
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Screen Tastes" brings together Brunsdon's key writings on film and television criticism, with introductions which contextualize and update the arguments and new work on the "post-feminist girly" in recent Hollywood cinema. Brunsdon's focus is on the tastes and pleasures of the female consumer as she is produced by popular film and television--and by feminist criticism.
"Screen Tastes" documents an important contribution to the development of a feminist cultural studies in the 1980s and 1990s with concerns ranging from "shopping films" to the deregulation of public service broadcasting, from feminist teachings to the aestetics of television.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
General Introductionp. 1
The Defence of Soap Operap. 7
Introductionp. 9
Crossroads: Notes on Soap Operap. 13
Writing About Soap Operap. 19
Feminism and Soap Operap. 26
The Role of Soap Opera in the Development of Feminist Television Criticismp. 29
Career Girlsp. 45
Introductionp. 47
A Subject for the Seventiesp. 54
Men's Genres for Womenp. 67
Post-Feminism and Shopping Filmsp. 81
Questions of Qualityp. 103
Introductionp. 105
Aesthetics and Audiencesp. 112
Problems with Qualityp. 124
Satellite Dishes and the Landscapes of Tastep. 148
Feminist Identitiesp. 165
Introductionp. 167
Pedagogies of the Femininep. 172
Identity in Feminist Television Criticismp. 189
Notesp. 199
Bibliography of Works Citedp. 210
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780415121552
ISBN-10: 0415121558
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.55  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1