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New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Martin Shuster


New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre argues that contemporary television series, especially from Twin Peaks onwards, are significant as both works of art and as meditations in political philosophy. Offering close readings of a wide variety of shows including The Wire, Justified, and Weeds, among others, New Television also engages throughout with European and Anglophone philosophers, such as Stanley Cavell, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, and Martin Heidegger. In addition to showing how these shows link up to elements of aesthetic modernism and to portions of modern political phil ... More

Keywords: new television, television, aesthetics, philosophy of art, political philosophy, television series, Stanley Cavell, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226503813
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Shuster, author
Goucher College

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