?...provides a succinct synopsis of broad feminist issues and their impact on methodological and critical approaches that all readers can appreciate.?-Popular Culture Association in the South Newsletter
.,."provides a succinct synopsis of broad feminist issues and their impact on methodological and critical approaches that all readers can appreciate."-Popular Culture Association in the South Newsletter
"With her book, Dannielle Blumenthal does for daytime soap operas what Janice Radway did for romance novels. Blumenthal takes a genre that traditionally has been undervalued by society, as well as communication researchers, and shows how soap opera viewing is an empowering activity for women. A strength of Blumenthal's work is the range of methods she applies to the study of daytime soap operas--content analysis, surveys of soap opera viewers, and analysis of open-ended comments from the viewers themselves. Blumenthal's analysis resolves some of the contradictions inherent in understanding the appeal of soap operas--how a genre that simplifies and trivializes some of women's concerns can empower women and be a feminist activity."-Elizabeth M. Perse Associate Professor, Department of Communication University of Delaware
About the Author
DANNIELLE BLUMENTHAL is a Ph.D. recipient from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.