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Reading CSI : crime TV under the microscope

Author: Michael Allen
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2007.
Series: Reading contemporary television.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attracting nearly 17 million viewers regularly, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is America's number one show. With two spin-off series, the CSI franchise has sparked an unprecedented global television success. Reading CSI brings together for the first time critical discussions of all three shows from a wide range of perspectives, with contributions from journalists, television critics and pathology experts. Including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reading CSI.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2007
(OCoLC)123114543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allen
ISBN: 9781441600219 1441600213 9780857716101 0857716107
OCLC Number: 313433272
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I. This Much We Know : Introductions and Contexts --
Introduction: This Much I Know / Michael Allen --
1. The Hook and the Look : CSI and the Aesthetics of the Television Crime Series / Sue Turnbull --
2. No Need to Pathologise / Andrew Anthony --
Part II. Interrogation : Narrative and Narration --
3. Anatomising Gilbert Grissom : The Structure and Function of the Televisual Character / Roberta Pearson --
4. So Many Different Ways to Tell It : Multi-Platform Storytelling in CSI / Michael Allen --
5. CSI at the bfi / Kim Akass --
Part III. Trace : Aesthetics, Style and Form --
6. Body Matters : Realism, Spectacle and the Corpse in CSI / Deborah Jermyn --
7. Evidence of Things Unseen : The Pornographic Aesthetic and the Search for Truth in CSI / Elke Weissmann and Karen Boyle --
8. Who Are They? : Style Codes of the CSI Investigators / Anna Konig --
9. CSI and Sound / Karen Lury --
10. The Quintessence of Con : The Las Vegas of CSI / Lucia Rahilly --
Part IV. Forensics : Theoretical Positions --
11. Reading the Traces / Charlie Gere --
12. Horatio Caine's Sunglasses and the Criminalist Viewer : "Looking" and "Being Looked at" in CSI: Miami / Patrick West --
13. "The Bullets Confirm the Story Told by the Potato" : Materials without Motives in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation / Silke Panse --
14. Mac's Melancholia : Scripting Trauma, 9/11 and Bodily Absence in CSI:NY / Janet McCabe --
Part V. DNA : Industry and Reception --
15. Five's Finest : The Import of CSI to British Terrestrial Television / Simone Knox --
16. RTE and the CSI Franchise / Dermot Horan --
17. Dissecting CSI : The View from the Trainee and the Professional / Daryl Vinall and Shelley Robinson --
18. Investigating "CSI Television Fandom" : Fans' Textual Paths through the Franchise / Matt Hills and Amy Luther --
19. The CSI Phenomenon / David Bianculli.
Series Title: Reading contemporary television.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Allen.

Abstract:

Attracting nearly 17 million viewers regularly, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is America's number one show. With two spin-off series, the CSI franchise has sparked an unprecedented global television success. Reading CSI brings together for the first time critical discussions of all three shows from a wide range of perspectives, with contributions from journalists, television critics and pathology experts. Including a series by series episode guide for each program, this in-depth, comprehensive study seeks to understand what the CSI phenomenon means to contemporary television culture.
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