Exploring the textual, industrial, and social contexts of police shows on American television, this book demonstrates how polices drama play a vital role in the way we understand and engage issues of social order that most of us otherwise experience only in such abstractions as laws and crime statistics. And given the current diffusion and popularity of the form, we might ask a number of questions that deserve serious critical attention: Under what circumstances have stories about the police proliferated in popular culture? What function do these stories serve for both the television industry and its audiences? Why have these stories become so commercially viable for the television industry in particular? How do stories about the police help us understand current social and political debates about crime, about the communities we live in, and about our identities as citizens?
Jonathan Nichols-Pethick is Associate Professor of Media Studies at DePauw University. His work has appeared in The Velvet Light Trap, Cinema Journal and the anthology Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era.
This book explores the opportunities, challenges and patterns of gameplay and sociality afforded by the Internet and online gaming. Bringing together a series of original essays from both leading and emerging academics in the field of game studies, many of which employ new empirical work and innovative theoretical approaches to gaming, this book considers key issues crucial to our understanding of online gaming and associated social relations, including: patterns of play, legal and copyright issues, player production, identity construction, gamer communities, communication, patterns of social exclusion and inclusion around religion, gender and disability, and future directions in online gaming.
This article will show you how; it is both a brief introduction to the different devices out their for streaming TV shows and media, and the software/apps you need to get the most out of it. It will cover the pros, cons, and cost of all of it. It covers newer apps and software like Sony Vue and HBO Now.
This guide takes a no-nonsense approach to cutting the cable cord, and tells you what you need to know as quick as possible…so you can get back to watching TV.