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Morality and Social Order in Television Crime Drama

Morality and Social Order in Television Crime Drama( )
Author: Sumser, John
Publication Date:May 1996
Publisher:McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.50
Book Description:

In 45 minutes, prime-time television can present viewers with a crime (often a murder), introduce all the suspects and their motives, and then solve the mystery. Through moral boundaries that have become stereotypical over the years, the show's hero is able to tie up all the loose ends and ensure that justice is served. This study explores how these morally-charged stereotypes are used in place of either logical reasoning or common sense in television crime dramas from the late 1960s...
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Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism
Book Weight:0.849 Pounds

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