The TV Detective: Voices of Dissent in Contemporary Television - Popular Television Genres (Paperback)
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The TV Detective: Voices of Dissent in Contemporary Television - Popular Television Genres (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 31/05/2015
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2016 Winner - BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) Best BookWhat makes British television crime drama so perennially popular, both in the UK and internationally? What are the attractions and pleasures of these shows? How are detectives positioned in relation to viewers' national and collective experience of the 'everyday'? This book addresses these questions, examining the trends evident in a range of series - including A Touch of Frost, Lewis, Cracker, Life on Mars and the more recent Luther - in the context of their broader social meaning. Helen Piper develops a compelling argument regarding the cultural relevance of some of the more popular and powerful television detectives, claiming that theirs is a privileged role as the licensed "voices" of dissent. The discontented TV detective, she suggests, may serve to express a broader sense of cultural malaise.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781780762951
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 134 x 18 mm

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