6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Theory in this book doesn't fit the facts.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Love and Ideology in the Afternoon: Soap Opera, Women and Television Genre (Arts and Politics of the Everyday) (Paperback)
This attack on soap opera attempts to tell the readers that soap opera, like other forms of popular entertainment, glorifies the role of the father and brainwashes its viewers to be submissive to patriarchal imperitives However, the theory in this book simply panders to the most narrow-minded of extremist feminists. The theory does not fit the facts. Soap opera is one of the major popular entertainments that permits critical questions about the excesses of the father's prerogatives to surface. By discussing small fragments of soap opera story arcs as if they were the whole thing, this book distorts its subject and renders a major disservice to its reader.
Love and Ideology in the Afternoon: Soap Opera, Women and Television Genre (Arts and Politics of the Everyday)