Teen TV: Genre, Consumption and Identity

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

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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
Glyn Davis and Kay Dickinson
Part I: Genre
1. A Boy for All Planets: Roswell, Smallville and the Teen Male Melodrama
Miranda J. Banks
2. Teen Futures: Discourses of Alienation, the Social and Technology in Australian Science-Fiction Television Series
Leonie Rutherford
3. Chosen Ones: Reading the Contemporary Teen Heroine
Jenny Bavidge
4. Dawson's Creek: 'Quality Teen TV' and 'Mainstream Cult'?
Matt Hills
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
6. Selling Teen Culture: How American Multimedia Conglomeration Reshaped Teen Television in the 1990's
Valerie Wee
7. 'My Generation': Popular Music, Age and Influence in Teen Drama of the 1990's
Kay Dickinson
8. Total Request Live and the Creation of Virtual Community
Richard K. Olsen
Part III: Identity
9. 'Saying It Out Loud': Revealing Television's Queer Teens
Glyn Davis
10. Dormant Dormitory Friendships: Race and Gender in Felicity
Sharon Ross
11. 'We Don't Need No Education': Adolescents and the School in Contemporary Australian Teen TV
Kate Douglas and Kelly McWilliam
12. Roswell High, Alien Chic and the In/Human
Neil Badmington
13. 'Feels Like Home': Dawson's Creek, Nostalgia and the Young Adult Viewer
Clare Birchall
Index 191

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