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The Resource Other worlds : society seen through soap opera, Dorothy Anger

Other worlds : society seen through soap opera, Dorothy Anger

Label
Other worlds : society seen through soap opera
Title
Other worlds
Title remainder
society seen through soap opera
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Anger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When American nation-wide network radio was still in its infancy, new programs such as Ma Perkins began to feature ongoing story lines in fifteen minute episodes focusing on home life and romance. Procter & Gamble and other soap companies were the most common sponsors, and soon the genre of soap opera had been christened. In this entertaining but probing inquiry into the nature, history, and significance of the soaps, anthropologist Dorothy Anger shows how they reflect and shape the ethos of particular nations. Anger's primary focus is on the similarities and contrasts between American soaps and British serials such as Coronation Street and EastEnders-soaps that look more like ordinary life than do their American couterparts, and that feature story-lines based on surviving on what you can earn rather than striving for more. Anger looks at the industry as well as the televised product and examines the social effects as well as the inherent characteristics of soaps-with particular emphasis placed on the ways in which their implicit messages reflect and reinforce the ethos of the society in which they are made. She examines how the soaps themselves are shaped in turn by the cultures and the place from which they come. Though far from uncritical of the genre, Anger herself loves the soaps. She recognizes how soap operas provide a "continuing renewal of the familiar." Through interviews with and observations of soap fans she shows that the sharing of information and opinion after the program is over is as important to the viewers as actually following the stories. Informed by recent work in anthropology and cultural theory, Other Worlds will easily be accessible to a general as well as an academic audience. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anger, Dorothy C.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soap operas
  • Soap operas
  • Téléromans
  • Téléromans
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Television soap operas
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Soapopera
  • Gesellschaftsbild
  • England
  • Fernsehserie
  • Fernsehserie
  • Soap opera
  • Soap opera
  • Gesellschaft
  • Gesellschaft
  • Grossbritannien
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Other worlds : society seen through soap opera, Dorothy Anger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Three: The Art of the Soaps I: The Production Machine
  • Chapter Four: The Art of the Soaps II: Actors, Characters, and Stories
  • Chapter Five: Spinning Dreams or Living Life: Messages of the Soaps
  • Chapter Six: Conclusion: Who Watches, Why, and What Soaps Tell Us About Ourselves
  • Appendix A: Soaps' Most Daring Stories
  • Notes
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes to the Text
  • The Soaps
  • Chapter One: Introduction: The History of the Soaps
  • Chapter Two: The Theory of the Practice
Control code
ocm45728166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585311777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2k1wtq
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45728166
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Other worlds : society seen through soap opera, Dorothy Anger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Three: The Art of the Soaps I: The Production Machine
  • Chapter Four: The Art of the Soaps II: Actors, Characters, and Stories
  • Chapter Five: Spinning Dreams or Living Life: Messages of the Soaps
  • Chapter Six: Conclusion: Who Watches, Why, and What Soaps Tell Us About Ourselves
  • Appendix A: Soaps' Most Daring Stories
  • Notes
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes to the Text
  • The Soaps
  • Chapter One: Introduction: The History of the Soaps
  • Chapter Two: The Theory of the Practice
Control code
ocm45728166
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585311777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2k1wtq
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45728166
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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