by Lynn Spigel
contributions by Denise Mann
University of Minnesota Press, 1992
Cloth: 978-0-8166-2052-4 | Paper: 978-0-8166-2053-1
Library of Congress Classification HQ1233.P755 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.2345082

Analyzes how television delivers definitions of "femininity" to its female audiences. Includes a source guide for television shows from 1946-1970.

"'This book contains competent studies that will probably be of most interest to students of media, communications and images in popular culture. Non-specialist fans of the shows discussed will also have great fun seconding or contesting the authors' conclusions." Women's Review

"This collection represents the cutting edge of feminist cultural criticism today - a heady mixture of substantive historical studies, innovative reception analyses, and sophisticated textual work. This wide-ranging approach brings a richness and texture to the topics being analyzed and effectively demonstrates the (by now axiomatic) principle of cultural studies as a multilayered project." Contemporary Sociology

Contributors: Julie D'Acci, Sarah Berry, Aniko Bodroghkozy, Robert H. Deming, Dan Einstein, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, Mary Beth Haralovich, Lynne Joyrich, William Lafferty, Nina Liebman, George Lipsitz, Denise Mann, Lynn Spigel, Jillian Steinberger and Randall Vogt.