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The lonely nineties : visions of community in contemporary US television, Paul Arras

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The lonely nineties : visions of community in contemporary US television
Title
The lonely nineties
Title remainder
visions of community in contemporary US television
Statement of responsibility
Paul Arras
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the most popular American television shows of the nineties--a decade at the last gasp of network television’s cultural dominance. At a time when American culture seemed increasingly fragmented, television still offered something close to a site of national consensus. The Lonely Nineties focuses on a different set of popular nineties television shows in each chapter and provides an in-depth reading of scenes, characters or episodes that articulate the overarching zideologyy of each series. It ultimately argues that television shows such as Seinfeld, Friends, Law & Order and The Simpsons helped to shape the ways Americans thought about themselves in relation to their friends, families, localities, and nation. It demonstrates how these shows engaged with a variety of problems in American civic life, responded to the social isolation of the age, and occasionally imagined improvements for community in America
Cataloging source
N$T
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Arras, Paul
Dewey number
302.23/450973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Television broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television viewers
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Label
The lonely nineties : visions of community in contemporary US television, Paul Arras
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Watching TV After the Wall Came Down; The State of the Television Industry in the Nineties; What Was on TV in the Nineties; Popular Nineties Television: A Collage; References; Chapter 2 Lonely Bowling and Other Critical Contexts; Community and Loneliness on TV; Television and the Communitarian Critique; References; Chapter 3 They Let You Just Sit There: The Failure of the Coffee Shop in Seinfeld, Friends, and Frasier; Seinfeld's Distinctions; Sitcom History; The Impossibility of Individual Progress; Narcissism Is Inherent to Human Nature
  • Friendship Should Be TherapeuticCommunity Is a Burden; TV's Third Places: Cheers's Bar Versus Seinfeld's Coffee Shop; Coffee and America in the Nineties; Schultz's Vision: Starbucks as Third Place?; TV's Third Places: Friends' Central Perk; Where Only Your Family Knows Your Name; Consequences; References; Chapter 4 I'm Doing This My Own Way: Redeeming NYPD Blue's Racist Hero; NYPD Blue: Origins and Controversies; Andy Sipowicz, Hero; Bad Cops; Bad Boys; Fancy and Sipowicz; "Raging Bulls" and Rodney King; Character Types on Police Dramas; Workplace-as-Family
  • NYPD Blue and ER, Sipowicz and Ross9/11 Heroes; References; Chapter 5 It Was a Different Time: Law & Order, White Rabbits, and the Decline of Sixties Radicalism; TV's Procedural Dramas; Nineties New York in Reality and on TV; Down the Hole, and What the Detectives Found There; Collective Memory of the Sixties; Finding Forrest; Radicals on Trial; Remnants of the Sixties; Forrest Tamed; Margaret Pauley, Torch Carrier; William Kunstler; Nixon v. Kunstler; Run, Forrest, Run; References; Chapter 6 The Truth Is Out There…and He Loves You: Depictions of Faith in The X-Files and Touched by an Angel
  • The Priest and the SheepCulture Peaces; The X-Files: Wanting to Believe; Fans and Serialization; The Betrayal of "Gethsemane"; Alien Autopsy; Science and Lies; Faith Reborn; Touched by an Angel's Inspirational Formula; The Angel of Death; Angels Flying High; The Self-Congratulating Clip Show; Conclusions; References; Chapter 7 This Town Ain't so Bad: Eternity in Heavenly Springfield with The Simpsons; The Family Sitcom Genre; The Simpsons: Style and Form; Springfield; Bart at School; Homer at Work; Marge and Maggie at the Market; Lisa in the Band Room; Simpsons on the Road
  • Springfield, the Rest of ItHomer's Home; Simpsons Reunited; References; Chapter 8 TV After the Nineties; Continuities and Discontinuities; TV and Reality; Nineties TV and Community: A Final Assessment; References; Note on Television Sources; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319930947
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1041937716
  • (OCoLC)1041937716
Label
The lonely nineties : visions of community in contemporary US television, Paul Arras
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Watching TV After the Wall Came Down; The State of the Television Industry in the Nineties; What Was on TV in the Nineties; Popular Nineties Television: A Collage; References; Chapter 2 Lonely Bowling and Other Critical Contexts; Community and Loneliness on TV; Television and the Communitarian Critique; References; Chapter 3 They Let You Just Sit There: The Failure of the Coffee Shop in Seinfeld, Friends, and Frasier; Seinfeld's Distinctions; Sitcom History; The Impossibility of Individual Progress; Narcissism Is Inherent to Human Nature
  • Friendship Should Be TherapeuticCommunity Is a Burden; TV's Third Places: Cheers's Bar Versus Seinfeld's Coffee Shop; Coffee and America in the Nineties; Schultz's Vision: Starbucks as Third Place?; TV's Third Places: Friends' Central Perk; Where Only Your Family Knows Your Name; Consequences; References; Chapter 4 I'm Doing This My Own Way: Redeeming NYPD Blue's Racist Hero; NYPD Blue: Origins and Controversies; Andy Sipowicz, Hero; Bad Cops; Bad Boys; Fancy and Sipowicz; "Raging Bulls" and Rodney King; Character Types on Police Dramas; Workplace-as-Family
  • NYPD Blue and ER, Sipowicz and Ross9/11 Heroes; References; Chapter 5 It Was a Different Time: Law & Order, White Rabbits, and the Decline of Sixties Radicalism; TV's Procedural Dramas; Nineties New York in Reality and on TV; Down the Hole, and What the Detectives Found There; Collective Memory of the Sixties; Finding Forrest; Radicals on Trial; Remnants of the Sixties; Forrest Tamed; Margaret Pauley, Torch Carrier; William Kunstler; Nixon v. Kunstler; Run, Forrest, Run; References; Chapter 6 The Truth Is Out There…and He Loves You: Depictions of Faith in The X-Files and Touched by an Angel
  • The Priest and the SheepCulture Peaces; The X-Files: Wanting to Believe; Fans and Serialization; The Betrayal of "Gethsemane"; Alien Autopsy; Science and Lies; Faith Reborn; Touched by an Angel's Inspirational Formula; The Angel of Death; Angels Flying High; The Self-Congratulating Clip Show; Conclusions; References; Chapter 7 This Town Ain't so Bad: Eternity in Heavenly Springfield with The Simpsons; The Family Sitcom Genre; The Simpsons: Style and Form; Springfield; Bart at School; Homer at Work; Marge and Maggie at the Market; Lisa in the Band Room; Simpsons on the Road
  • Springfield, the Rest of ItHomer's Home; Simpsons Reunited; References; Chapter 8 TV After the Nineties; Continuities and Discontinuities; TV and Reality; Nineties TV and Community: A Final Assessment; References; Note on Television Sources; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319930947
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1041937716
  • (OCoLC)1041937716

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