The survival of soap opera transformations for a new media era by Sam Ford

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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History and criticism,
  • Television soap operas,
  • Television viewers

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Book details

Statementedited by Sam Ford, Abigail de Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1992.8.S4 S87 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25041290M
ISBN 101604737166, 1604737174
ISBN 109781604737165, 9781604737172
LC Control Number2010020366
OCLC/WorldCa609721671

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