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Figures of Time - Affect and the Television of Preemption (Paperback): Toni Pape

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Figures of Time - Affect and the Television of Preemption (Paperback)

Toni Pape

Series: Thought in the Act

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Many contemporary television series from Modern Family to How to Get Away with Murder open an episode or season with a conflict and then go back in time to show how that conflict came to be. In Figures of Time Toni Pape examines these narratives, showing how these leaps in time create aesthetic experiences of time that attune their audiences to the political doctrine of preemption-a logic that justifies preemptive action to nullify a perceived future threat. Examining questions of temporality in Life on Mars, the political ramifications of living under the auspices of a catastrophic future in FlashForward, and how Damages disrupts the logic of preemption, Pape shows how television helps shift political culture away from a model of rational deliberation and representation toward a politics of preemption and conformity. Exposing the mechanisms through which television supports a fear-based politics, Pape contends, will allow for the rechanneling of television's affective force into building a more productive and positive politics.

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Imprint: Duke University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Thought in the Act
Release date: March 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Toni Pape
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-4780-0403-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Television
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LSN: 1-4780-0403-7
Barcode: 9781478004035

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