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Author Osgerby, Bill.

Title Action TV : tough-guys, smooth operators and foxy chicks / edited by Bill Osgerby and Anna Gough-Yates
Published London : Routledge, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  791.456 Osg/Att  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction : Getting into gear with the action TV series / Bill Osgerby and Anna Gough-Yates -- The business of action : television history and the development of the action TV series / Bill Osgerby, Anna Gough-Yates and Marianne Wells -- 'So you're the famous Simon Templar' : The saint, masculinity and consumption in the early 1960s / Bill Osgerby -- 'Who loves ya, baby?' : Kojack, action and the great society / Paul Cobley -- ' A lone crusader in the dangerous world' : heroics of science and technology in Knight rider / Nickianne Moody -- Angels in chains? Feminism, femininity and consumer culture in Charlie's angels / Anna Gough-Yates -- 'Who's the cat that won't cop out?' : Black masculinity in American action series of the sixties and seventies / Elaine Pennicott -- Kung fu : re-orienting the television Western / Yvonne Tasker -- 'Drop everything ... including your pants!' : The professionals and 'hard' action TV / Leon Hunt -- The games we play(ed) : TV Westerns, memory and masculinity / Martin Pumphrey -- The persuaders! A girl's best friends / Joke Hermes -- King and queen : interpreting sexual identity in Jason King / Andy Medhurst -- TV gets jazzed : the evolution of action TV theme music / Elizabeth Withey -- The comics connection : low culture meets even lower culture / Roger Sabin -- Of leather suits and kinky boots : The avengers, style and popular culture / Marc O'Day -- The sixties in the nineties : pastiche or hyperconsciousness? / John Storey
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Action and adventure television programs -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery television programs -- United States.
Detective teams on television.
Detective and mystery television programs -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Osgerby, Bill.
Gough-Yates, Anna, 1968-
LC no. 2001031656
ISBN 0415226201 :
041522621X paperback