To be continued-- : soap operas around the world / edited by Robert C. Allen

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Subjects: Television soap operas--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: ix, 398 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of contributors
Introduction / Robert C. Allen 1
1. Doubtless to be continued: A brief history of serial narrative / Roger Hagedorn 27
2. The role of soap opera in the development of feminist television scholarship / Charlotte Brunsdon 49
3. Social issues and realist soaps: A study of British soaps in the 1980s/1990s / Christine Geraghty 66
4. National and cultural identity in a Welsh-language soap opera / Alison Griffiths 81
5. Global Neighbours? / Stephen Crofts 98
6. The end of civilization as we knew it: Chances and the postrealist soap opera / Ien Ang, Jon Stratton 122
7. "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV": Characters, actors and acting in television soap opera / Jeremy G. Butler 145
8. Plotting Paternity: Looking for dad on the daytime soaps / Laura Stempel Mumford 164
9. "They killed off Marlena, but she's on another show now": Fantasy, reality, and pleasure in watching daytime soap operas / Louise Spence 182
10. "There's a queer in my soap!": The homophobia/AIDS story-line of One Life to Live / Joy V. Fuqua 199
11. The consumption of soap opera: The Young and the Restless and mass consumption in Trinidad / Daniel Miller 213
12. Not all "soaps" are created equal: Toward a cross-cultural criticism of television serials / Gabriele Kreutzner, Ellen Seiter 234
13. Our welcomed guests: Telenovelas in Latin America / Ana M. Lopez 256
14. Memory and form in the Latin American soap opera / Jesus Martin-Barbero 276
15. Montezuma's revenge: Reading Los Ricos Tambien Lloran in Russia / Kate Baldwin 285
16. The melodrama of national identity in post-Tiananmen China / Lisa Rofel 301
17. All in the (Raghu) family: A video epic in cultural context / Philip Lutgendorf 321
18. Sacred serials, devotional viewing, and domestic worship: A case-study in the interpretation of two TV versions of The Mahabharata in a Hindu family in west London / Marie Gillespie 354
Select Bibliography / Shari A. Novek 381
Index 388
Additional Authors: Allen, Robert Clyde, 1950-
Notes: LCCN: 94011394
ISBN: 0415110068 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0415110076 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-387) and index
OCLC Number: 30319756
ISBN/ISSN: 0415110068