The Queer Politics of Television

The Queer Politics of Television

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The Queer Politics of Television is a radical book, which brings together the fields of political theory and television studies. In one of the first books to do so, Samuel A Chambers exposes and explores the cultural politics of television by treating television shows - including 'Six Feet Under', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Desperate Housewives', 'The L Word', and 'Big Love' - as serious, important texts and reading them in detail through the lens of queer theory._x000D_ _x000D_ Chambers makes the case for the profound significance of 'the cultural politics of television', the way in which a television show's text itself engages with the politics of its day. He argues for queer theory's essential contribution to any understanding of the political, and initiates a larger project of queer television studies, treading the same path as queer film studies. This book makes an important and fresh contribution to queer theory and to the understanding of television as politics._x000D_et me begin with a claim that many readers will refuse to be- lieve: I do not watch very much television. Really. I make this statement not as a denial of the significance of television as a cultural artefact. ... writing style that, when combined with Thomas Schlammea#39;s SteadicamAr directing, created something altogether new onanbsp;...

Title:The Queer Politics of Television
Author:Samuel A. Chambers
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2009-07-30


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