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Title Serializing age : aging and old age in TV series / Maricel Oro-Piqueras, Anita Wohlmann (eds.)
Published Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Aging studies ; volume 7
Aging studies ; v. 7
Contents Serial narrative, temporality and aging: an introduction -- Between sreen and reality: negotiating the effects of old age and aging -- Temporality and aging: experiments with magic, narrative and genre -- Sex and desire through the lens of television time -- Epilog: the social and cultural relevance of studying age in television
Summary Serialized storytelling provides intriguing opportunities for critical representations of age and aging. In contrast to the finite character of films, television narratives can unfold across hundreds of episodes and multiple seasons. Contemporary viewing practices and new media technologies have resulted in complex television narratives, in which experimental temporalities and revisions of narrative linearity and chronological time have become key features. As the first of its kind, this volume investigates how TV series as a powerful cultural medium shape representations of age and aging, such as in »Orange Is The New Black«, »The Wire« or »Desperate Housewives«, to understand what it means to live in time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes DeGruyeter purchase 20161014 nsh UPB
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Subject Aging in mass media.
Older people on television.
Television and older people.
Television programs -- Social aspects.
Television series -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Oró Piqueras, Maricel, editor
Wohlmann, Anita, editor
ISBN 3837632768
3839432766 (electronic bk.)
9783839432761 (electronic bk.)