The Csi Effect

The Csi Effect : Television, Crime, and Governance

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CSI has been heralded in many spheres of public discourse as a televisual revolution, its effects on the public unprecedented. The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance demonstrates that CSI's appeal cannot be disentangled from either its production as a televisual text or the broader discourses and practices that circulate within our social landscape. This interdisciplinary collection bridges the gap between the study of media, particularly popular culture media, and the study of crime. The contributors consider the points of intersection between these very different realms of scholarship and in so doing foster the development of a new set of theoretical languages in which the mediated spectacle of crime and criminalization can be carefully considered. This timely and groundbreaking volume is bound to intrigue both scholars and CSI enthusiasts alike.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 310 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739139274
  • 9780739139271

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What the 'CSI shot'?the CBS drama's signature microphotographic probe beneath the skin and into the body?did for television forensics, Michele Byers' and Val Marie Johnson's excellent collection does for television studies. This multi-voiced subcutaneous investigation into the world's most popular small screen franchise discovers significant and new political, sociological, and aesthetic evidence concerning why Anthony Zuicker's creation remains at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century anything but a corpse...--David Lavery The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance will make a significant contribution to our understanding of CSI as well as the contemporary social conditions that make its effects possible.....--Jack Z. Bratich, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jerseyshow more

About Michele Byers

Michele Byers is associate professor of sociology and criminology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Val Marie Johnson is associate professor of sociology and criminology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.show more