Redesigning Discourse: Feminism, the Sitcom, and "Designing Women."
Year of Publication
Journal of Film and Video
13 - 26
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)