'It's just sad': Affect, Judgement and Emotional Labour in 'Reality' Television Viewing

Wood, Helen; Skeggs, Bev and Thumim, Nancy. 2008. 'It's just sad': Affect, Judgement and Emotional Labour in 'Reality' Television Viewing. In: , ed. Femininity, Domesticity and Popular Culture. London: Routledge, pp. 135-150. ISBN 978-0-415-96314-5 [Book Section]

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The relationship between feminism and domesticity has recently come in for renewed interest in popular culture. This collection makes an intervention into the debates surrounding feminism's contentious relationship with domesticity and domestic femininities in popular culture. It offers an understanding of the place of domesticity in contemporary popular culture whilst considering how these domesticities might be understood from a feminist perspective. All the essays contribute to a more complex understanding of the relationships between feminism, femininity and domesticity, developing new ways of theorizing these relationships that have marked much of feminist history.

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