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Family Secrets: Sexual Violence

Lesley Henderson

in Social Issues in Television Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625314
eISBN:
9780748651177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625314.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Family loyalty, inheritance and kinship are dominant and recurring themes in television soap opera and drama serials, along with issues concerning secret affairs, concealed births and dubious ... More


Soap opera: the male role in the women’s genre

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Soap opera has traditionally focused on the home, the family, domestic tribulations and the strong woman, and, as such, has long been said to appeal to the female viewer. However, recently, the genre ... More


Researching Emotion in Television: a small-scale case study of emotion in the UK/Irish soap industry

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The final chapter considers how the industry values the concept of emotion by drawing on interviews with those working within the UK/Irish television industry. It begins with a consideration of the ... More


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