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Seeing through the eighties [electronic resource] : television and Reaganism / Jane Feuer.

Author/Creator:
Feuer, Jane.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 1995.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (182 p.)
Series:
Console-ing passions.
Console-ing passions
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Subjects:
Television and politics -- United States.
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States.
Television viewers -- United States -- Psychology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The 1980s saw the rise of Ronald Reagan and the New Right in American politics, the popularity of programs such as thirtysomething and Dynasty on network television, and the increasingly widespread use of VCRs, cable TV, and remote control in American living rooms. In Seeing Through the Eighties, Jane Feuer critically examines this most aesthetically complex and politically significant period in the history of American television in the context of the prevailing conservative ideological climate. With wit, humor, and an undisguised appreciation of TV, she demonstrates
Contents:
Introduction: The Relationship between Politics and Television in the Reagan Era
1 The Made-for-TV "Trauma Drama": Neoconservative Nightmare or Radical Critique?
2 The Yuppie Spectator
3 Yuppie Envy and Yuppie Guilt: L.A. Law and thirtysomething
4 Art Discourse in 1980s Television: Modernism as Postmodernism
5 Serial Form, Melodrama, and Reaganite Ideology in Eighties TV
6 The Reception of Dynasty
Afterword: Overturning the Reagan Era
Appendix A: Trauma Dramas
Appendix B: Yuppie Programs.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-162) and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 12. Dez 2020)
Contributor:
Spigel, Lynn, editor., Editor,
ISBN:
1-283-06289-5
9786613062895
0-8223-8269-5
OCLC:
850215236
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822382690 doi