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American remakes of British television : transformations and mistranslations

Author: Carlen Lavigne; Heather Marcovitch
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2011.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlen Lavigne; Heather Marcovitch
ISBN: 9780739146729 0739146726 9780739146743 0739146742
OCLC Number: 670479207
Description: xvii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Carlen Lavigne and Heather Marcovitch --
Methods and mechanics. British television in the American marketplace / Jeanette Steemers ; No contest : American idol and the culture of competition / Daniel Downes ; Americanization, Hollywoodization, or English-language market variation? comparing British and American versions of Cracker / Albert Moran ; A Hollywood gamble : Blackpool, Viva Laughlin, and the failed mechanics of Americanization / Carlen Lavigne --
Personal and political. Public education : What not to wear in the United Kingdom and the United States / Jennifer Andrews and Priscilla L. Walton ; "Making do" vs. "making anew" : What not to wear in Britain and America / Lisa Emmerton ; "There's nowt as Queer as Folk" : British and American televisual approaches to the politics of homosexuality / Silvia Barlaam ; Friend, boss, and entertainer? the embattled self as a guiding theme in the British and American productions of The office / Janet J. Boseovski and Stuart Marcovitch --
Text and context. Memory and the 1996 American remake of Doctor Who / Karen Hellekson ; Memories of Mars : Life on Mars and the discursive practices of memory / Heather Marcovitch ; Translating the hyperreal (or how The office came to America, made us laugh, and tricked us into accepting hegemonic bureaucracy) / Paul Booth and Brian Ekdale ; Come on over! : the African-Americanization of Steptoe and son / James W. Martens.
Responsibility: edited by Carlen Lavigne and Heather Marcovitch.

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