Title

Gender and genre: situating Desperate Housewives

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Hill, L 2010, 'Gender and genre: situating Desperate Housewives', Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 162-169.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01956051003749491

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This article situates Desperate Housewives in a broader sociocultural context by examining its treatment of gender and genre. It is argued that the audience's knowledge of the generic conventions and gender stereotypes upon which the show draws allows them access to Desperate Housewives's interrogation of contemporary social convention.