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The TV Crime Drama

Book


Abstract


  • What are the characteristic features of the crime drama as a television genre? What

    is the relationship between crime in the real world and the representation of crime

    on television? What are the merits of TV crime drama as a genre?

    The TV Crime Drama offers a genealogical account of the television crime drama.

    from its origins in the popular culture of the 19th and wth century to its most

    recent manifestations, as a genre enjoying transnational circulation and popularity.

    Exploring the key features of the genre in terms offormat and style, it pays particular

    attention to the role of the investigators, the police, the private investigawrs and the

    specialists in forensic science and psychology, as well as the debates which have

    circulated about the role and representation of women.

    Covering classic series such as The Sweeney and Dragnet as well as contemporary

    crime dramas including The Wire, The Killing and Luther, this book is an essential

    read for students and scholars in Television Studies.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Turnbull, S. (2014). The TV Crime Drama. United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780748640874

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84937003090

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1625

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 216

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • What are the characteristic features of the crime drama as a television genre? What

    is the relationship between crime in the real world and the representation of crime

    on television? What are the merits of TV crime drama as a genre?

    The TV Crime Drama offers a genealogical account of the television crime drama.

    from its origins in the popular culture of the 19th and wth century to its most

    recent manifestations, as a genre enjoying transnational circulation and popularity.

    Exploring the key features of the genre in terms offormat and style, it pays particular

    attention to the role of the investigators, the police, the private investigawrs and the

    specialists in forensic science and psychology, as well as the debates which have

    circulated about the role and representation of women.

    Covering classic series such as The Sweeney and Dragnet as well as contemporary

    crime dramas including The Wire, The Killing and Luther, this book is an essential

    read for students and scholars in Television Studies.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Turnbull, S. (2014). The TV Crime Drama. United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780748640874

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84937003090

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1625

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 216

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom