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Women and soap opera

a study of prime time soaps

by Christine Geraghty

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Published by Polity Press in Cambridge, UK .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Soap operas -- United States -- History and criticism,
    • Soap operas -- Great Britain -- History and criticism,
    • Women on television,
    • Sex role on television,
    • Television and women

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementChristine Geraghty.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1992.8.S4 G45 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination211 p. ;
      Number of Pages211
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1636708M
      ISBN 100745604897, 0745605680
      LC Control Number91188339


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