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You might try my new book, PRIME TIME LAW:  FICTIONAL TELEVISION AS
LEGAL NARRATIVE, which I co-edit with colleague Bob Jarvis.  The book
focuses on law and lawyers in fictional television and the 18
contributors have written not only about particular shows but also about
law in genres such as westerns, situation comedies, science fiction,
etc.  There are also chapters on women lawyers and young lawyers.
 
The book has just been published (in paper and cloth) by Carolina
Academic Press.  It is available through the Barnes and Noble web site
(Amazon is a little slow and Borders listed it as out of print so it may
take them a little while to make the correction).  Also available
through the publisher at (919) 489-7486 or through their web site at
http://www.cap-press.com <http://www.cap-press.com>
 
Forgive the self-promotion here but it seemed relevant to your query.
Paul R Joseph, Professor of Law and Director of International Programs.
Nova Southeastern University Law Center, 3305 College Ave., Fort
Lauderdale FL 33314.  (954) 262-6171 (v), (954) 262-3835 (fax).
 
 
        -----Original Message-----
        From:   Lisa R. Barry [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
        Sent:   Friday, July 24, 1998 8:01 PM
        To:     [log in to unmask]
        Subject:        Television history articles and films
 
        Tasha asked:
        >For an Upper-level undergraduate course on American Television,
I'm looking
        >for articles and documentaries dealing with television (both
about specific
        >shows and other issues/approaches) in  the '60s, late '70s and
'80s.  Any
        >suggestions?
 
        I would like to recommend Bonnie Dow's PRIME-TIME FEMINISM:
TELEVISION,
        MEDIA CULTURE, AND THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT SINCE 1970.  Published
in 1996, and
        based in part on her dissertation, Dow examines "The Mary Tyler
Moore
        Show," "One Day at a Time," "Designing Women," "Murphy Brown,"
and "Dr.
        Quinn, Medicine Woman."  She offers insightful comments and
analyses of the
        shows, contextualizing them within the women's movement since
1970, and
        brings to light many contradictions within the texts themselves.
 
        You also might want to look at Lauren Rabinovitz' "Sitcoms and
Single Moms:
        Representations of Feminism on American TV."  CINEMA JOURNAL
Fall 1989.
        She looks at some of the same series, but also at others, and
offers a
        different perspective than Dow.
 
        Good luck!
 
        Lisa :-)
 
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        ". . .feminism is a politics with material consequences that
entails hard
        choices, hard work, and a commitment to collective action."
                                                      --Bonnie Dow
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        Lisa R. Barry
        Ph.D. Candidate
        The Pennsylvania State University
        234 Sparks Building
        University Park, PA  16802
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        http://www.personal.psu.edu/lrb7
 
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        Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
http://www.tcf.ua.edu/screensite