Serial Agencies: The Wire and Its Readers

Serial Agencies: The Wire and Its Readers

by Frank Kelleter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782795407
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Frank Kelleter is Chair of the Department of Culture and Einstein Professor of North American Cultural History at John F. Kennedy Institut, Freie Universität Berlin. His main fields of interest include the American colonial and Enlightenment periods, theories of American modernity, and American media and popular culture since the 19th century.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

1 Self-Descriptions 3

Outdoing HBO 6

Supplanting the Novel 14

Complicating the Series 22

2 Hetero-Descriptions 32

Selective Duplication 33

Downward Identification 40

Activist Concern 46

Upward Recognition 50

Analytical Dislocation 55

3 Habits 62

Hardboiled, Sentimental Nation 63

Visibility and Commitment 67

Finding Oneself on Television 73

Notes 79

Works Cited 101

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