Re-Viewing Reception

Re-Viewing Reception

Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture
Lynne Joyrich
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/1/1996
ISBN: 978-0-253-11552-2
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“This is an ambitious analysis of television studies as a whole.” —Library Journal

Focusing on U.S. television of the 1980s—from Miami Vice, Moonlighting, and Pee-wee’s Playhouse to Max Headroom—Lynne Joyrich explores how gender affects the reception of television. She traces how the medium has been chracterized as “feminine” and then turns to the television shows themselves and analyzes a range of genres and forms.

Author Bio

LYNNE JOYRICH is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is the author of arti(television and popular culture.

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Table of Contents

1. Universal Reception
2. Good Reception? Television, Gender, and the Critical View
3. All That Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism, and Consumer Culture
4. Threats from within the Gates: Critical and Textual Hypermasculinity
5. Tube Tied: Television, Reproductive Politics, and Moonlighting’s Family Practice
6. “Into the System”: Television and the Cyborg Subject(ed)
7. Networking: Interlacing Feminism, Postmodernism, and Television Studies
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