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The CSI effect : television, crime, and governance / edited by Michele Byers and Val Marie Johnson.

Contributor(s): Byers, Michele, 1971- | Johnson, Val Marie, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Critical studies in television: Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: xxxvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780739124703 (cloth : alk. paper); 0739124706 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780739124710 (cloth : alk. paper); 0739124714 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780739139271 (electronic); 0739139274 (electronic).Subject(s): CSI, crime scene investigation (Television program) | Forensic sciences on television | Criminal investigation on television | Justice, Administration of, on television | Television -- Social aspects -- United StatesDDC classification: 791.45/72
Contents:
CSI as neoliberalism: an introduction / Michele Byers and Val Marie Johnson -- Science fiction or social fact?: an exploratory content analysis of popular press reports on the CSI effect / Elizabeth Harvey and Linda Derksen -- The science and careers of CSI / Sherah VanLaerhoven and Gail Anderson -- CSI and Law and order: dueling representations of science and the law in the criminal justice system / Kurt Hohenstein -- Generic difference and innovation in CSI: crime scene investigation / Nichola Dobson -- Corpses, spectacle, illusion: the body as abject and object in CSI / Basil Glynn and Jeongmee Kim -- The city of our times: space, identity, and the body in CSI: Miami / Patrick West -- The crime scene, the evidental fetish, and the usable past / William J. Turkel -- Not the usual suspects: the obfuscation of political economy and race in CSI / Kevin Denys Bonnycastle -- Troping Mr. Johnson: reading phallic mastery and anxiety on season one of CSI: crime scene investigation / Mythili Rajiva -- Forensic music: channeling the dead on post-9/11 television / Lawrence Kramer.
Review: "The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance demonstrates that CSI's appeal cannot be disentangled from 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 popular culture media and the study of crime, and fosters the development of a new set of theoretical languages in which the mediated dynamics of crime, criminalization, and governing can be carefully considered."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

CSI as neoliberalism: an introduction / Michele Byers and Val Marie Johnson -- Science fiction or social fact?: an exploratory content analysis of popular press reports on the CSI effect / Elizabeth Harvey and Linda Derksen -- The science and careers of CSI / Sherah VanLaerhoven and Gail Anderson -- CSI and Law and order: dueling representations of science and the law in the criminal justice system / Kurt Hohenstein -- Generic difference and innovation in CSI: crime scene investigation / Nichola Dobson -- Corpses, spectacle, illusion: the body as abject and object in CSI / Basil Glynn and Jeongmee Kim -- The city of our times: space, identity, and the body in CSI: Miami / Patrick West -- The crime scene, the evidental fetish, and the usable past / William J. Turkel -- Not the usual suspects: the obfuscation of political economy and race in CSI / Kevin Denys Bonnycastle -- Troping Mr. Johnson: reading phallic mastery and anxiety on season one of CSI: crime scene investigation / Mythili Rajiva -- Forensic music: channeling the dead on post-9/11 television / Lawrence Kramer.

"The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance demonstrates that CSI's appeal cannot be disentangled from 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 popular culture media and the study of crime, and fosters the development of a new set of theoretical languages in which the mediated dynamics of crime, criminalization, and governing can be carefully considered."--Jacket.

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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.

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