9780851709994

Teen TV: Genre, Consumption and Identity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780851709994

  • ISBN10:

    0851709990

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-02
  • Publisher: British Film Inst

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Summary

Dedicated to a broad range of television programs produced for and watched by teenagers, this study features extensive coverage of shows such as "Dawson's Creek", "Roswell", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and Australia's "Heartbreak High".

Author Biography

Glyn Davis lectures in Screen History and Theory at Edinburgh College of Art, UK Kay Dickinson lectures in Film Studies at King's College London

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii
Introduction
Glyn Davis and Kay Dickinson
1(16)
Part I: Genre
1. A Boy for All Planets: Roswell, Smallville and the Teen Male Melodrama
Miranda J. Banks
17(12)
2. Teen Futures: Discourses of Alienation, the Social and Technology in Australian Science-Fiction Television Series
Leonie Rutherford
29(12)
3. Chosen Ones: Reading the Contemporary Teen Heroine
Jenny Bavidge
41(13)
4. Dawson's Creek: 'Quality Teen TV' and 'Mainstream Cult'?
Matt Hills
54(17)
Part II: Consumption
5. 'So Who's Got Time for Adults!': Femininity, Consumption and the Development of Teen TV - from Gidget to Buffy
Bill Osgerby
71(16)
6. Selling Teen Culture: How American Multimedia Conglomeration Reshaped Teen Television in the 1990's
Valerie Wee
87(12)
7. 'My Generation': Popular Music, Age and Influence in Teen Drama of the 1990's
Kay Dickinson
99(13)
8. Total Request Live and the Creation of Virtual Community
Richard K. Olsen
112(15)
Part III: Identity
9. 'Saying It Out Loud': Revealing Television's Queer Teens
Glyn Davis
127(14)
10. Dormant Dormitory Friendships: Race and Gender in Felicity
Sharon Ross
141(10)
11. 'We Don't Need No Education': Adolescents and the School in Contemporary Australian Teen TV
Kate Douglas and Kelly McWilliam
151(15)
12. Roswell High, Alien Chic and the In/Human
Neil Badmington
166(10)
13. 'Feels Like Home': Dawson's Creek, Nostalgia and the Young Adult Viewer
Clare Birchall
176(15)
Index 191

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