The Dynasty Years: Hollywood Television and Critical Media Studies

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In a groundbreaking and richly sourced study, Jostein Gripsrud investigates the life and times of the ultimate soap, how it was made, how it came to international television screens and how it was received by its audiences. Through his discussion of Dynasty , Gripsrud offers a critique of many central positions in media studies, including notions of 'audience resistance' and the 'sovereign' audience and its freedom in menaing-making, arguing against uncritical celebrations of the soap-opera genre in much contemporary media criticism.

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