Title
Class divisions in serial television / Sieglinde Lemke, Wibke Schniedermann, editors.

Published
London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016.

Description
1 online resource (212 pages)

Subjects
Culture -- Study and teaching.
 
Ethnology.
 
Communication.
 
Motion pictures and television.
 
Motion pictures.
 
e-book [online only] -- SpringerLink.

Summary
This book brings the emergent interest in social class and inequality to the field of television studies. It reveals how the new visibility of class matters in serial television functions aesthetically and examines the cultural class politics articulated in these programmes. This ground-breaking volume argues that reality and quality TV's intricate politics of class entices viewers not only to grapple with previously invisible socio-economic realities but also to reconsider their class alignment. The stereotypical ways of framing class are now supplemented by those dedicated to exposing the economic and socio-psychological burdens of the (lower) middle class. The case studies in this book demonstrate how sophisticated narrative techniques coincide with equally complex ways of exposing class divisions in contemporary American life and how the examined shows disrupt the hegemonic order of class. The volume therefore also invites a rethinking of conventional models of social stratification.

Notes
Print version record.

Related Items

Other Authors
Lemke, Sieglinde.
 
Schniedermann, Wibke.

ISBN
1137594497
 
1137594489
 
9781137594488
 
9781137594495 (electronic bk.)

Online Access
e-book


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
Virtual LibraryElectronic BookXX(1652305.1)Online (Click URL to access)