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White picket fences, domestic containment and female subjectivity: the quest for romantic love (2006)
Book Chapter
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

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.