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June Cleaver was a feminist! : reconsidering the female characters of early television

Author: Cary O'Dell
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Long dismissed as ciphers, sycophants and Stepford Wives, a more careful assessment of how women were portrayed on primetime television during the 1950s through the 1980s, reveals the opposite. From smart, savvy wives and resilient mothers to talented working women to crimebusters and even criminals, American women on television were diverse, empowered, individualistic, and capable"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cary O'Dell
ISBN: 9780786471775 0786471778
OCLC Number: 841557786
Notes: "Introduction: "I'll be your mirror"--"Here, there and everywhere": the big picture -- "Mama said": television's wives and moms -- "She's a rebel": Lucy and her kind -- "Bewitched, bothered and bewildered": the rise of the "magi-com" and the women who dominated it -- "She works hard for the money": television's women at work -- "Sisters are doin' it for themselves": Single in the city -- "Femme fatale": television's secret agents and super heroines -- "Voices carry": a conclusion -- Appendix-the myths of a medium."
Description: vi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: "Introduction: "I'll be your mirror" --
"Here, there and everywhere": the big picture --
"Mama said": television's wives and moms --
"She's a rebel": Lucy and her kind --
"Bewitched, bothered and bewildered": the rise of the "magi-com" and the women who dominated it --
"She works hard for the money": television's women at work --
"Sisters are doin' it for themselves": Single in the city --
"Femme fatale": television's secret agents and super heroines --
"Voices carry": a conclusion --
Appendix-the myths of a medium."
Responsibility: Cary O'Dell ; foreword by Yvonne Craig.

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"Long dismissed as ciphers, sycophants and Stepford Wives, a more careful assessment of how women were portrayed on primetime television during the 1950s through the 1980s, reveals the opposite. From smart, savvy wives and resilient mothers to talented working women to crimebusters and even criminals, American women on television were diverse, empowered, individualistic, and capable"--Provided by publisher.

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