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Speaking of soap operas

Author: Robert Clyde Allen
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From "Ma Perkins" and "One Man's Family" in the 1930s to "All My Children" in the 1980s, the soap opera has captured the imagination of millions of Americans of all ages. In this volume, Robert Allen  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Robert Clyde, 1950-
Speaking of soap operas.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)557897800
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Clyde Allen
ISBN: 0807816434 9780807816431 0807841293 9780807841297
OCLC Number: 11290890
Description: x, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The meaning(s) of "soap opera" --
The current state of soap opera "knowledge" --
The soap opera as commodity and commodifier --
A reader-oriented poetics of the soap opera --
An institutional history of soap operas --
Toward a history of soap opera reception --
Afterword --
Appendix A : "Painted dreams", episode 25 (1931) --
Appendix B : "Today's children", Monday, January 3, 1938 --
Appendix C : "The guiding light", Tuesday, January 10, 1950 --
Appendix D : "The guiding light", Monday, March 5, 1956.
Responsibility: Robert C. Allen.

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