Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience

Women Watching Television: Gender, Class, and Generation in the American Television Experience. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.
by Andrea Press

University of Pennsylvania Press
A volume in the Feminist Cultural Studies, the Media, and Political Culture series.

Women's inclinations to identify with television characters varies with their assessment of the realism of these characters and their social world.

"A valuable book. . . . By looking at television through the eyes of female viewers of different classes and ages, Press has provided an interesting analysis of a medium that no one can afford to ignore or dismiss."—Women's Review of Books

"Andrea L. Press's book Women Watching Television is a sophisticated sociological study of class and generational differences in women's responses to television. . . . Press's book represents a careful and thorough piece of research, where findings are enriched by the broad, interdisciplinary bases and wide background reading for the research."—Signs