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Beyond Representation: Television Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Geraldine Harris


This book poses the question as to whether, over the last thirty years, there have been signs of ‘progress’ or ‘progressiveness’ in the representation of ‘marginalised’ or subaltern identity categories within television drama in Britain and the US. In doing so, it interrogates some of the key assumptions concerning the relationship between aesthetics and the politics of identity that have influenced and informed television drama criticism during this period. The book functions as a textbook because it provides students with a pathway through complex, wide-reaching and highly influential interd ... More

Keywords: progress, progressiveness, subaltern identity categories, television drama, aesthetics, politics of identity, Marxist-socialism, postmodernism, feminism, anti-racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074585
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geraldine Harris, author