Television, history, and American culture : feminist critical essays

edited by Mary Beth Haralovich and Lauren Rabinovitz

In less than a century, the flickering blue-grey light of the television screen has become a cultural icon. What do the images transmitted by that screen tell us about power, authority, gender stereotypes, and ideology in the United States? "Television, History, and American Culture" addresses this question by illuminating how television both reflects and influences American culture and identity. The essays collected here focus on women in front of, behind, and on the TV screen, as producers, viewers, and characters. Using feminist and historical criticism, the contributors investigate how television has shaped our understanding of gender, power, race, ethnicity, and sexuality from the 1950s to the present.The topics range from the role that women broadcasters played in radio and early television to the attempts of Desilu Productions to present acceptable images of Hispanic identity, from the impact of TV talk shows on public discourse and the politics of offering viewers positive images of fat women to the negotiation of civil rights, feminism, and abortion rights on news programs and shows such as "I Spy" and "Peyton Place". Innovative and accessible, this book will appeal to those interested in women's studies, American studies, and popular culture and the critical study of television. Contributors. Julie D'Acci, Mary Desjardins, Jane Feuer, Mary Beth Haralovich, Michele Hilmes, Moya Luckett, Lauren Rabinovitz, Jane M. Shattuc, and Mark Williams.

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In less than a century, the flickering blue-grey light of the television screen has become a cultural icon. What do the images transmitted by that screen tell us about power, authority, gender stereotypes, and ideology in the United States? "Television, History, and American Culture" addresses this question by illuminating how television both reflects and influences American culture and identity. The essays collected here focus on women in front of, behind, and on the TV screen, as producers, viewers, and characters. Using feminist and historical criticism, the contributors investigate how television has shaped our understanding of gender, power, race, ethnicity, and sexuality from the 1950s to the present.The topics range from the role that women broadcasters played in radio and early television to the attempts of Desilu Productions to present acceptable images of Hispanic identity, from the impact of TV talk shows on public discourse and the politics of offering viewers positive images of fat women to the negotiation of civil rights, feminism, and abortion rights on news programs and shows such as "I Spy" and "Peyton Place". Innovative and accessible, this book will appeal to those interested in women's studies, American studies, and popular culture and the critical study of television. Contributors. Julie D'Acci, Mary Desjardins, Jane Feuer, Mary Beth Haralovich, Michele Hilmes, Moya Luckett, Lauren Rabinovitz, Jane M. Shattuc, and Mark Williams.

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[目次]

  • CONTENTS List of illustrations Introduction: Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona & Lauren Rabinovitz, University of Iowa Desired and feared: Women's voices in radio history: Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison Considering Monty Margett' "Cook's Corner": Oral history and television history: Mark Williams, Dartmouth College Lucy and Desi: Sexuality, ethnicity and TV's first family: Mary Desjardins, Dartmouth College A moral crisis in prime time: Peyton Place and the rise of the single girl: Moya Luckett, University of Pittsburgh I Spy's "living Postvards": The geo-politics of civil rights: Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona Leading up to Roe v Wade: Television documentaries in the abortion debate: Julie D'Acci, University of Wisconsin-Madison Ms-representation: the politics of feminist sicoms: Lauren Rabinovitz, University of Iowa The Oprahification of America: Talk shows and the public sphere: Jane M. Shattuc, Emerson College Averting the male gaze: visual pleasure and images of far women: Jane Feuer, University of Pittsburgh Selected bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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[目次]

  • CONTENTS List of illustrations Introduction: Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona & Lauren Rabinovitz, University of Iowa Desired and feared: Women's voices in radio history: Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison Considering Monty Margett' "Cook's Corner": Oral history and television history: Mark Williams, Dartmouth College Lucy and Desi: Sexuality, ethnicity and TV's first family: Mary Desjardins, Dartmouth College A moral crisis in prime time: Peyton Place and the rise of the single girl: Moya Luckett, University of Pittsburgh I Spy's "living Postvards": The geo-politics of civil rights: Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona Leading up to Roe v Wade: Television documentaries in the abortion debate: Julie D'Acci, University of Wisconsin-Madison Ms-representation: the politics of feminist sicoms: Lauren Rabinovitz, University of Iowa The Oprahification of America: Talk shows and the public sphere: Jane M. Shattuc, Emerson College Averting the male gaze: visual pleasure and images of far women: Jane Feuer, University of Pittsburgh Selected bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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書名 Television, history, and American culture : feminist critical essays
著作者等 Haralovich, Mary Beth
Rabinovitz, Lauren
シリーズ名 Console-ing passions : television and cultural power
出版元 Duke University Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 222 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 082232394X
0822323613
NCID BA44102952
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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