Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

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Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis

First Advisor

Anne Woodrick

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain why women find contemporary television soap operas so enjoyable to consume. The primary methodology that is utilized to accomplish this purpose is a structural analysis of the eleven characteristics of soap opera proposed by communication cultural analyst Mary Ellen Brown (1994). To support this analysis, examples are taken from a currently airing television soap opera, "All My Children," which can be seen daily at noon on ABC. Implications for further study of the soap opera genre are then discussed. First, however, a brief history of soap opera and several of its contemporary definitions are offered.

Date of Award

1996

Department

Department of Psychology

Presidential Scholar Designation

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar

Comments

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Date Original

1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (42 pages)

Date Digital

1-10-2018

Copyright

©1996 - Catherine Drain

Type

document

Language

EN

File Format

application_pdf

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