Janice Radway Quotes
''Romance reading and writing might be seen ... as a collectively elaborated female ritual through which women explore the consequences of their common social condition as the appendages of men and attempt to imagine a more perfect state where all the needs they so intensely feel and accept as given would be adequately addressed.''Janice A. Radway (b. 1949), U.S. scholar and feminist. Reading the Romance, Conclusion (1984).
''If we can learn ... to look at the ways in which various groups appropriate and use the mass-produced art of our culture ... we may well begin to understand that although the ideological power of contemporary cultural forms is enormous, indeed sometimes even frightening, that power is not yet all-pervasive, totally vigilant, or complete.''Janice A. Radway (b. 1949), U.S. scholar and feminist. Reading the Romance, Conclusion (1984). This conclusion was based on her study of the readers of romance novels.
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