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From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives: Motherhood and Popular Television

Rebecca Feasey
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9780857285614 (pbk.), 0857285610 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Introduction: theorising motherhood on the small screen
  • Soap opera: challenging the "good" mother stereotype
  • Situation comedy: the (un)funny mummy wars
  • Teen drama: absent, inept and intoxicated mothers
  • Dramedy: struggling, sexual and sisterly single mothers
  • Reality parenting programming: fragile, failing and ineffectual mothers
  • Celebrity reality television: maintaining the "yummy mummy"
  • Profile
  • Factual television: pregnancy, delivery and the new mother
  • Conclusion.
Description
213 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-201) and index.
Technical Details
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