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The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera$
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Charlotte Brunsdon

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159803

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159803.001.0001

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‘What about the Rest of the Audience?’: Dorothy Hobson

‘What about the Rest of the Audience?’: Dorothy Hobson

(p.112) 7 ‘What about the Rest of the Audience?’: Dorothy Hobson
The Feminist, the Housewife, and the Soap Opera

Charlotte Brunsdon

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses an interview with Dorothy Hobson about her research on soap opera in Great Britain. It provides background information on Hobson's family, education, and career highlights. Her first published research has been on the lived experience of young white working-class women and it included some discussion of media usage by these young women. This chapter explains Hobson's thoughts on feminism and soap as reflected in her works.

Keywords:   Dorothy Hobson, soap opera, Great Britain, working-class women, feminism, interview

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