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Realignment and Televisual Intellect: The Telepraxis of Class Alliances in Contemporary Subscription Television Drama

  • Stephen Shapiro
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Abstract

Stephen Shapiro reads serial television drama as a “laboratory” that allows increasingly volatile middle-class viewers to practice new class alignments while still holding on to their self-proclaimed class affiliation. The past fifteen years of “quality” television drama combine a process that moves away from traditional semiotic theories of subjectivity to facilitate this class realignment. The US-American middle-class viewer seeks separation from neoliberal elites and a new alliance with the working class. Subscription television’s recent stages of development chart this transformation.

Keywords

Middle Class Television Drama Grand Jury Class Alliance Baltimore Harbor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Shapiro
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  1. 1.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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