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Published: 31 August 2011

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719074585

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Beyond representation

Television drama and the politics and aesthetics of identity

Geraldine Harris

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Investigates whether there has been any 'progress' in the representation of 'marginalised' categories in the last 30 years, within television drama in Britain and the US
  • Provides students with a clear and coherent pathway through a complex, wide reaching and highly influential interdisciplinary terrain
  • Offers a rigorous and incisive re-evaluation of some of the key concepts and approaches that dominated academic criticism in the twentieth century
  • Examines ideas around politics and aesthetics emerging from the most trenchant theories and applies them to the institution of television
  • Case studies offer analysis of a range of television drama texts including 'Ally McBeal', 'The Bil'l, 'Star Trek: Enterprise', 'Queer as Folk', 'Metrosexuality', 'Second Generation' and 'The Murder of Stephen Lawrence'

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