Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2007

232 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719073113

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Contemporary 'high-end' TV drama

Robin Nelson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Addresses a range of contemporary TV drama examples including Oz, Buried, Carnivale, Blackpool, The Sopranos, Shameless and Shooting the Past
  • Up-dates and develops the arguments of the author's influential work, TV Drama In Transition
  • Is distinctive in settling analysis of compositional principles of TV dramas in a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends)
  • Traces the implications of "the great value shift from conduit to content" (Todreas, 1999) and takes up questions of worth where others have avoided them
  • Explores the tension between the glocal and the local in TV drama

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