The essays in this volume offer a range of astute critical responses to this television phenomenon. More consistently than any other crime show of its generation, The Wire challenges viewers' perceptions of the racialisation of urban space and the media conventions that support this. The Wire reminds us of just how remarkably restricted the grammar of race is on American television and related media, and of the normative codings of race-as identity, as landscape-across urban narratives, from documentary to entertainment media.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm