Prime-Time Feminism

Prime-Time Feminism

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 1997 Dow discusses a wide variety of television programming and provides specific case studies of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, One Day at a Time, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She juxtaposes analyses of genre, plot, character development, and narrative structure with the larger debates over feminism that took place at the time the programs originally aired. Dow emphasizes the power of the relationships among television entertainment, news media, women's magazines, publicity, and celebrity biographies and interviews in creating a framework through which television viewers qmake senseq of both the medium's portrayal of feminism and the nature of feminism itself.praised by feminists Barbara Ehrenreich and Jane Oa#39;Reilly in TV Guide (1984). For scholarly analyses ... After its comeback from cancellation in the spring of 1984, it was shown on Monday evenings until December 1987. It was then moved toanbsp;...

Title:Prime-Time Feminism
Author:Bonnie J. Dow
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1996-06-01


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