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TV Drama in Transition

Forms, Values and Cultural Change

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robin Nelson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Robin Nelson
    Pages 50-72
  4. Robin Nelson
    Pages 73-98
  5. Robin Nelson
    Pages 99-124
  6. Robin Nelson
    Pages 125-157
  7. Robin Nelson
    Pages 158-182
  8. Robin Nelson
    Pages 183-208
  9. Robin Nelson
    Pages 209-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-277

About this book


TV Drama in Transition reflects upon changing dramatic forms on television in the context of broad cultural shifts over the past two decades. Analyses of a wide range of series (from Heartbeat to Middlemarch and Our Friends in the North; from NYPD Blue to Twin Peaks to The X-Files) are interspersed with accounts of new technologies, viewing dispositions and the political economy of culture. This book is generally concerned as much with the condition of culture in the 1980s and 1990s, as specifically with TV drama.


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