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The Wire : urban decay and American television /

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Potter, Tiffany, 1967-, Marshall, C. W., 1968-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Continuum, 2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • "I am the American Dream": Modern Urban Tragedy and the Borders of Fiction /
  • C. W. Marshall and Tiffany Potter
  • Baltimore before The Wire /
  • Afaa M. Weaver
  • I.
  • Baltimore and Its Institutions
  • 1.
  • Yesterday's Tomorrow Today: Baltimore and the Promise of Reform /
  • David M. Alff
  • 2.
  • "We ain't got no yard": Crime, Development, and Urban Environment /
  • Peter Clandfield
  • 3.
  • Heroism, Institutions, and the Police Procedural /
  • Alastair McMillan
  • 4.
  • "The Narrative Production or "Real Police" /
  • Ryan Brooks
  • 5.
  • "I Got the Shotgun, You Got the Briefcase": Lawyering and Ethics /
  • Lynne Viti
  • 6.
  • Posing Problems and Picking Fights: Critical Pedagogy and the Corner Boys /
  • Ralph Beliveau and Laura Bolf-Beliveau
  • II.
  • On the Corner
  • 7.
  • Corner-Boy Masculinity: Intersections of Inner-City Manhood /
  • James Braxton Peterson
  • 8.
  • Stringer Bell's Lament: Violence and Legitimacy in Contemporary Capitalism /
  • Jason Read
  • 9.
  • Networks of Affiliation: Familialism and Anticorporatism in Black and White /
  • Stephen Lucasi
  • 10.
  • Barksdale Women: Crime, Empire, and the Production of Gender /
  • Courtney D. Marshall
  • 11.
  • After the Towers Fell: Bodie Broadus and the Space of Memory /
  • Elizabeth Bonjean
  • III.
  • Twenty-first-Century Television
  • 12.
  • "The Dickensian Aspect": Melodrama, Viewer Engagement, and the Socially Conscious Text /
  • Amanda Ann Klein
  • 13.
  • It's All Connected: Televisual Narrative Complexity /
  • Ted Nanniceili
  • 14.
  • Dislocating America: Agnieszka Holland Directs "Moral Midgetry" /
  • Kevin McNeilly
  • 15.
  • "Gots to Get Got": Social Justice and Audience Response to Omar Little /
  • Kathleen Lebesco
  • Episode List.