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Television and the Drama of Crime By Richard Sparks

Television and the Drama of Crime
by Richard Sparks

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Crime series are prime time viewing. They are significant in understanding the rhetorics of crime and law enforcement in our society. This book explores the relations between watching 'cop shows' and the extent and intensity of public fear and alarm about crime.
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Television and the Drama of Crime by Richard Sparks

Crime series are prime time viewing. They are significant in understanding the rhetorics of crime and law enforcement in our society. Richard Sparkes explores the relations between watching "cop shows" (like "Hill St Blues", "Miami Vice", "Bulman" and "The Sweeney") and the extent and intensity of public fear and alarm about crime. He examines the arguments about the effects of television violence; analyses the prevalence of certain predominant images and kinds of story, and their appeal to the audience; and relates them to the wider social and political agenda. He draws upon and successfully interweaves social theory, social psychology, cultural and media studies, narrative theory and criminology in providing an important account of the meanings of crime and law enforcement in contemporary culture.

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Table of Contents


Crime, television and social anxiety
moral tales and social theory
entertaining the crisis?
television and moral enterprise
television, dramatization and the fear of crime
a piece of the action - approaches to content in television crime drama
the moral world of television crime stories
a long goodbye

Additional information

GOR002675571
Television and the Drama of Crime by Richard Sparks
Richard Sparks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1992-06-01
192
0335093272
9780335093274
Winner of Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 1993
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