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Reading CSI : crime TV under the microscope

Author: Michael Allen
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Reading contemporary television.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title pieces together the evidence in order to understand what the CSI shows mean to contemporary television culture, both in America and beyond.
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Reading CSI.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)648580519
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allen
ISBN: 9781845114282 1845114280
OCLC Number: 123114543
Description: xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. This Much We Know : Introductions and Contexts --
Introduction: This Much I Know / Michael Allen --
1. The Hook and the Look : CSI and the Aesthetics of the Television Crime Series / Sue Turnbull --
2. No Need to Pathologise / Andrew Anthony --
Part II. Interrogation : Narrative and Narration --
3. Anatomising Gilbert Grissom : The Structure and Function of the Televisual Character / Roberta Pearson --
4. So Many Different Ways to Tell It : Multi-Platform Storytelling in CSI / Michael Allen --
5. CSI at the bfi / Kim Akass --
Part III. Trace : Aesthetics, Style and Form --
6. Body Matters : Realism, Spectacle and the Corpse in CSI / Deborah Jermyn --
7. Evidence of Things Unseen : The Pornographic Aesthetic and the Search for Truth in CSI / Elke Weissmann and Karen Boyle --
8. Who Are They? : Style Codes of the CSI Investigators / Anna Konig --
9. CSI and Sound / Karen Lury --
10. The Quintessence of Con : The Las Vegas of CSI / Lucia Rahilly --
Part IV. Forensics : Theoretical Positions --
11. Reading the Traces / Charlie Gere --
12. Horatio Caine's Sunglasses and the Criminalist Viewer : "Looking" and "Being Looked at" in CSI: Miami / Patrick West --
13. "The Bullets Confirm the Story Told by the Potato" : Materials without Motives in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation / Silke Panse --
14. Mac's Melancholia : Scripting Trauma, 9/11 and Bodily Absence in CSI:NY / Janet McCabe --
Part V. DNA : Industry and Reception --
15. Five's Finest : The Import of CSI to British Terrestrial Television / Simone Knox --
16. RTE and the CSI Franchise / Dermot Horan --
17. Dissecting CSI : The View from the Trainee and the Professional / Daryl Vinall and Shelley Robinson --
18. Investigating "CSI Television Fandom" : Fans' Textual Paths through the Franchise / Matt Hills and Amy Luther --
19. The CSI Phenomenon / David Bianculli.
Series Title: Reading contemporary television.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Allen.

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CSI is a global television phenomenon. It began in 2000 with "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", a dark procedural drama about forensic science set within the neon escapism of Las Vegas. This book  Read more...

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Michael Allen (Birkbeck College) - " So Many Different Ways to Look At It: CSI as Multi-platform Storyworld." Matt Hills and Amy Luther (Cardiff School of Journalism) - "'Crime Scene - Do Not Read more...

 
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