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Shoddy ethnography, but that's what could be expected at the time. There are some hidden gems in the subtext, though the author doesn't seem to have realized it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Simone Beaudelaire
Information contained in the book was useful. However the fog was so small that I absolutely can't read it at all and I don't even wear glasses. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LW
hugely influential work of scholarship. Should be mandatory reading for any contemporary lit class.Published 8 months ago by jessica
I found the responses of the individuals interviewed interesting, but the analysis rather uninteresting. Read morePublished on August 9, 2005 by Conor J. Maguire
Not being a fan of romance novels, I approached this analysis by Radway from a cultural studies standpoint. Read morePublished on April 13, 2004 by doomsdayer520
Janice Radway goes to great lengths to describe the town, Smithton, where she claims to have assessed the reading habits of romance novel maven Dorothy "Dot" Evans and her... Read morePublished on December 5, 2003 by Amazon Customer
Despite the growing popularity of cultural studies, it's still surprising to find a literary academic who embraces popular culture. Read morePublished on April 2, 2002 by Steven Reynolds
It's easy to look at the title and expect an exercise in shooting fish in a barrel. There's been more than enough written about the romance as rape fantasy or patriarchal imagining... Read morePublished on January 17, 2001 by frumiousb