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On the Wire

On the Wire

Author: Linda Williams
Publisher: Durham, (NC) : Duke University Press, 2014.
Series: Console-ing passions bookseries : spin offs
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Williams
ISBN: 9780822357063 0822357062 9780822357179 0822357178
OCLC Number: 891947737
Description: 267 Seiten : Illustrationen (some colour).
Contents: Acknowledgments viiIntroduction 1Part I. World Enough and Time: The Genesis and Genius of The Wire 1. Ethnographic Imagination: From Journalism to Television Serial 112. Serial Television's World and Time: The Importance of the "Part" 37Part II. Justice in The Wire: Tragedy, Realism, and Melodrama 3. "Classical" Tragedy, or . . . 794. Realistic, Modern Serial Melodrama 107Part III. Surveillance, Schoolin', and Race 5. Hard Eyes / Soft Eyes: Surveillance and Schoolin' 1396. Feeling Race: The Wire and the American Melodrama of Black and White 173Conclusion: Home Sweet Baltimore 211Notes 223Bibliography 247Index 255
Series Title: Console-ing passions bookseries : spin offs
Responsibility: Linda Williams.
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