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