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White picket fences, domestic containment and female subjectivity: the quest for romantic love

Wilson, Sherryl

Authors



Contributors

Janet McCabe
Editor

Kim Akass
Editor

Abstract

The chapter explores the representation of feminine desire for romantic love in the TV drama Desperate Housewives. It argues that the show recalls and articulates a pre-feminist sensibility.

Citation

Wilson, S. (2006). White picket fences, domestic containment and female subjectivity: the quest for romantic love. In J. McCabe, & K. Akass (Eds.), Reading Desperate Housewives, 144-155. I.B. Tauris

Publication Date Jul 28, 2006
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 144-155
Series Title Reading Contemporary Television
Book Title Reading Desperate Housewives
ISBN 978-1845112202
Keywords romatic love, femininity, Desperate Housewives, TV drama
Publisher URL http://www.ibtauris.com/display.asp?K=9781845112202&TAG=&CID=&PGE=rctv
Additional Information Additional Information : Cited in Kocurek, Carly 'Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence' Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies (2007) Volume 37 No 1, pp. 93-93.