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Body Trauma TV: The New Hospital Dramas

Authors: Jacobs, Jason

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About this book

An exploration of the stylistic, aesthetic and thematic impact of hospital drama. This book argues that "new" medical dramas offer a different landscape from their predecessors, and they tend to disturb rather than reassure. The medical profession are often depicted as being forced to confront new management , ethical labyrinths, and noxious patients. The historical development of the "new" medical drama is also explored, along with the implications of, and anxieties within, the depiction of modern healthcare. Lastly the book looks at the parallels between cultural fascination with the body as either sick or perfect and the attractions of a genre that seems to revel in the juxtaposition of morbidity and glamour.

About the authors

Jason Jacobs is Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, and is author of The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama.

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Hardcover $120.00
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Softcover $41.95
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Body Trauma TV: The New Hospital Dramas
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85170-880-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-85170-881-2
Edition Number
1
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