Redesigning Discourse: Feminism, the Sitcom, and "Designing Women."

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TitleRedesigning Discourse: Feminism, the Sitcom, and "Designing Women."
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
Authors
JournalJournal of Film and Video
Volume45
Issue1
Pagination13 - 26
Date Published1993
Abstract

Examines approaches to discourse and television, working from the specific example of the television situation comedy "Designing Women" to the general functioning of discourse in television narrative. Positions "Designing Women" within the sitcom genre. Suggests that "Designing Women" activates television’s ambivalence toward women. (RS)