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Author Rapping, Elayne, 1938-

Title The movie of the week : private stories/public events / Elayne Rapping
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1992


Description 1 online resource (xliii, 162 pages)
Series American culture ; v. 5
American culture (Minneapolis, Minn.) ; 5.
Contents Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 The American Dream Machine: Movies for Large and Small Screens; Chapter 2 Genre, Narrative, and the Public Sphere; Chapter 3 Feminist Theory and the TV Movie: What the Genre Does Best; Chapter 4 TV Movies As Women's Genre; Chapter 5 TV Movies As History: Class, Race, and the Past; Afterword; Bibliography; Index
Summary Here's a sophisticated, against-the-grain study of the politics of popular TV by Elayne Rapping. The essays in this work focus on a particular genre: the made-for-TV movie, which is usually dismissed as schmaltzy, low-brow, vacuous, apolitical fare by contemptuous critics. But Rapping takes on this prevailing elitist attitude; she defends many of these movies for being public events that wrestle with urgent social issues, and she argues that they often carry progressive, even subversive, messages, albeit in a contradictory way
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Television and women -- United States
Television broadcasting of films -- United States
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Television and women
Television broadcasting of films
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816684113