Sabin, Roger and Gibb, Jane (2009) Who Loves Ya, David Simon? Notes towards placing The Wire’s depiction of African-Americans in the context of American TV crime drama. Darkmatter. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2041-3254
|Type of Research:||Article|
|Creators:||Sabin, Roger and Gibb, Jane|
This essay surveyed a number of key shows from the past that purported to convey a liberal viewpoint, and which made race a focus. This was in order to suggest ways in which 'The Wire' might be part of a genre tradition – and equally how it might be seen as expanding the parameters of that tradition.
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Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.
Currently completing one book and co-authoring two others. The sole-authored book is about 19th century ‘funny papers’/comics, and in particular the character 'Ally Sloper', the first comics superstar. The other two concern TV crime drama: one is about The Wire, and one about the history of the genre. Also, various smaller-scale projects involving comics, graphic novels, manga and other areas listed above.
Previous books include: As Author: Comics, Comics and Graphic Novels (Phaidon); Adult Comics: An Introduction (Routledge); The Lasting of the Mohicans (University Press of Mississippi – co-authored with Martin Barker). As Editor: Punk Rock: So What? (Routledge); Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics 1976-Now (Codex - with Teal Triggs); The Movie Book (Phaidon – with Michael Newton).
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||genre, Popular-culture, television|
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||University of East London|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date:||29 May 2009|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2010 10:21|
|Last Modified:||14 Mar 2014 06:55|
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