IV. `Why I Love Carmela Soprano': Ambivalence, the Domestic and Televisual Therapy

  title={IV. `Why I Love Carmela Soprano': Ambivalence, the Domestic and Televisual Therapy},
  author={K. Gorton},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={128 - 131}
  • K. Gorton
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Feminism & Psychology
In The Feminist, the Housewife and the Soap Opera, Charlotte Brunsdon (2000) reminds us that the 1980s gave way to a renewed interest in romance fiction by feminist researchers. Tania Modleski’s (1982) Loving with a Vengeance and Janice Radway’s (1984) Reading the Romance considered the place of romance fiction in women’s lives, while, at the same time, writers such as Dorothy Hobson (1982), Ien Ang (1985) and Terry Lovell (1987) brought new value and understanding to the soap opera genre… Expand


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Bridging media‐specific approaches
Television and Sexuality: Regulation and the Politics of Taste
Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination
The feminist, the housewife, and the soap opera
Can I Go Home Yet? Feminism, Post-Feminism
  • 2006
She is the author of Psychoanalysis and the Portrayal of Desire in Twentieth-Century Fiction: A Feminist Critique (Mellen, 2006) and Theorising Desire: From Freud to Feminism to Film
  • She is currently writing a book for Edinburgh University press titled Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion
  • 2008
Can I go home yet? Feminism, postfeminism and domesticity