TV COPS THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN TELEVISION POLICE DRAMA

Download Tv Cops The Contemporary American Television Police Drama ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to TV COPS THE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN TELEVISION POLICE DRAMA book pdf for free now.

Tv Cops

Author : Jonathan Nichols-Pethick
ISBN : 9781136994661
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.77 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 204
Read : 163

The police drama has been one of the longest running and most popular genres in American television. In TV Cops, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick argues that, perhaps more than any other genre, the police series in all its manifestations—from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice to The Wire—embodies the full range of the cultural dynamics of television. Exploring the textual, industrial, and social contexts of police shows on American television, this book demonstrates how polices drama play a vital role in the way we understand and engage issues of social order that most of us otherwise experience only in such abstractions as laws and crime statistics. And given the current diffusion and popularity of the form, we might ask a number of questions that deserve serious critical attention: Under what circumstances have stories about the police proliferated in popular culture? What function do these stories serve for both the television industry and its audiences? Why have these stories become so commercially viable for the television industry in particular? How do stories about the police help us understand current social and political debates about crime, about the communities we live in, and about our identities as citizens?
Category: Social Science

Cop Shows

Author : Roger Sabin
ISBN : 9781476616438
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 54.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 620
Read : 1234

From cops who are paragons of virtue, to cops who are as bad as the bad guys...from surly loners, to upbeat partners...from detectives who pursue painstaking investigation, to loose cannons who just want to kick down the door, the heroes and anti-heroes of TV police dramas are part of who we are. They enter our living rooms and tell us tall tales about the social contract that exists between the citizen and the police. Love them or loathe them—according to the ratings, we love them—they serve a function. They’ve entertained, informed and sometimes infuriated audiences for more than 60 years. This book examines Dragnet, Highway Patrol, Naked City, The Untouchables, The F.B.I., Columbo, Hawaii Five-O, Kojak, Starsky & Hutch, Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue, CSI, The Shield, The Wire, and Justified. It’s time to take another look at the “perps,” the “vics” and the boys and girls in blue, and ask how their representation intersects with questions of class, gender, sexuality, and “race.” What is their socio-cultural agenda? What is their relation to genre and televisuality? And why is it that when a TV cop gives a witness his card and says, “call me,” that witness always ends up on a slab?
Category: Performing Arts

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama

Author : Ruth McElroy
ISBN : 9781317160953
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.6 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 979
Read : 420

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium’s most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of numerous generic reinventions and continues to enjoy some of the highest viewing figures. Crime drama offers audiences stories of right and wrong, moral authority asserted and resisted, and professionals and criminals, doing so in ways that are often highly entertaining, innovative, and thought provoking. In examining the appeal of this highly dynamic genre, this volume explores how it responds not only to changing social debates on crime and policing, but also to processes of hybridization within the television industry itself. Contributors, many of whom are leading figures in UK television studies, analyse popular series such as Broadchurch, Between the Lines, Foyle’s War, Poirot, Prime Suspect, Sherlock and Wallander. Essays examine the main characteristics of television crime drama production, including the nature of trans-Atlantic franchises and literary and transnational adaptations. Adopting a range of feminist, historical, aesthetic and industrial approaches, they offer incisive interrogations that provide readers with a rich understanding of the allure of crime drama to both viewers and commissioners.
Category: Social Science

Tv Crime Drama

Author : Sue Turnbull
ISBN : 9780748678204
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 30.77 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 405
Read : 327

This book provides an historical analysis of the TV crime series as a genre, paying close attention not only to the nature of TV dramas themselves, but also to the context of production and reception.
Category: Performing Arts

Quality Tv

Author : Janet McCabe
ISBN : 9780857731708
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 41.38 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 736
Read : 1069

In his seminal book'Television’s Second Golden Age', Robert Thompson described quality TV as ‘best defined by what it is not’: ‘it is not “regular” TV’. Audacious maybe, but his statement renewed debate on the meaning of this highly contentious term. Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice and brand marketing, this book brings together leading scholars, established journalists and experienced broadcasters working in the field of contemporary television to debate what we currently mean by quality TV. They go deep into contemporary American television fictions, from 'The Sopranos' and 'The West Wing', to 'CSI' and 'Lost' - innovative, sometimes controversial, always compelling dramas, which one scholar has described as 'now better than the movies!' But how do we understand the emergence of these kinds of fiction? Are they genuinely new? What does quality tv have to tell us about the state of today's television market? And is this a new Golden Age of quality TV? Original, often polemic, each chapter proposes new ways of thinking about and defining quality TV. There is a foreword from Robert Thompson, and heated dialogue between British and US television critics. Also included - and a great coup - are interviews with W. Snuffy Walden (scored 'The West Wing' among others) and with David Chase ('The Sopranos' creator). 'Quality TV' provides throughout groundbreaking and innovative theoretical and critical approaches to studying television and for understanding the current - and future - TV landscape.
Category: Performing Arts

Open Up

Author : Jonathan David Nichols-Pethick
ISBN : IND:30000095227165
Genre :
File Size : 88.54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 799
Read : 251

Category:

Genre And Television

Author : Jason Mittell
ISBN : 9781135458768
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 49.32 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 998
Read : 1207

Genre and Television proposes a new understanding of television genres as cultural categories, offering a set of in-depth historical and critical examinations to explore five key aspects of television genre: history, industry, audience, text, and genre mixing. Drawing on well-known television programs from Dragnet to The Simpsons, this book provides a new model of genre historiography and illustrates how genres are at work within nearly every facet of television-from policy decisions to production techniques to audience practices. Ultimately, the book argues that through analyzing how television genre operates as a cultural practice, we can better comprehend how television actively shapes our social world.
Category: Performing Arts

An Introduction To Television Studies

Author : Jonathan Bignell
ISBN : 9781136483264
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 81.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 943
Read : 1242

In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.
Category: Performing Arts

Interrogating The Shield

Author : Nicholas Ray
ISBN : 9780815633082
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 68.25 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 381
Read : 694

"The Shield is more than just another American cop drama. As part of a well-established television genre that John Sumser … has astutely characterized as modem America's reelaboration of the 'frontier' narrative, The Shield is, to be sure, deeply invested in the dramatic spectacle of the affirmation of state authority-beatings, interrogations, wire taps, and 'stings.' But the series is also notable for its willingness to question the legitimacy of those who patrol the urban 'frontier' and to throw into crisis any clear delimitation between the licit use of force deployed by the state and the illicit transgressions of those whom the state would police. With a notable self-consciousness, The Shield both exposes the means by which, the putative boundary between the licit and the illicit is programmed and publicly instantiated, and labors to articulate the realities that this boundary seeks to foreclose. It places emphasis on the gross dichotomies of social existence out of which crime emerges and the attendant dichotomies of cultural authority-that enable abuses, of state power to persist. Self-reflexive, critically engaged, visually and narratologically challenging, The Shield is television drama that thinks and that demands that its audience should think. This volume is an attempt to respond to that demand." Book jacket.
Category: Performing Arts

Policing The Media

Author : David D. Perlmutter
ISBN : 9780761911050
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 31.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 307
Read : 483

Policing the Media examines the reaction of a real police department in the USA to television representations of `cops′. Through interviews, personal observations and black and white photography, the author describes the lives and philosophies of street patrol officers, with close attention paid to the ambiguous attitudes they hold towards their televisual comrades.
Category: Political Science