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Beyond RepresentationTelevision Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity$
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Geraldine Harris

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074585

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.001.0001

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Introduction: beyond the politics of identity?

Introduction: beyond the politics of identity?

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Beyond Representation

Geraldine Harris

Manchester University Press

This chapter provides an introduction to the movements of the twentieth-century such as feminism, anti-racism, and gay and lesbian or queer liberation, which have had significant, albeit varying, degrees of impact across a wide range of different institutions in both Britain and North America, including those of television and of the academy. It explores the thinking around subjectivity and identity and the relationship of these things to aesthetics that have emerged from poststructuralism, postmodernism, and most especially from ‘postmodern’ feminism, anti-racism, postcolonialism and queer theory. This thinking is sometimes represented as a fundamental change in perception. Furthermore, this chapter examines how far, and in what ways, these ideas can and have been appropriated and deployed as part of a process of inversions, reversals and substitutions that leaves the systems they critique intact.

Keywords:   poststructuralism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, queer theory, television, identity

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