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Reading CSI [electronic resource] : crime TV under the microscope / edited by Michael Allen.

Contributor(s): Allen, Michael, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Reading contemporary television: Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 274 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441600219 (electronic bk.); 1441600213 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): CSI, crime scene investigation (Television program) | CSI, Miami (Television program) | CSI, NY (Television program) | Crime on television | PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & CriticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reading CSI.DDC classification: 791.4572 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part I. This Much We Know : Introductions and Contexts -- Introduction: This Much I Know / Michael Allen -- 1. The Hook and the Look : CSI and the Aesthetics of the Television Crime Series / Sue Turnbull -- 2. No Need to Pathologise / Andrew Anthony -- Part II. Interrogation : Narrative and Narration -- 3. Anatomising Gilbert Grissom : The Structure and Function of the Televisual Character / Roberta Pearson -- 4. So Many Different Ways to Tell It : Multi-Platform Storytelling in CSI / Michael Allen -- 5. CSI at the bfi / Kim Akass -- Part III. Trace : Aesthetics, Style and Form -- 6. Body Matters : Realism, Spectacle and the Corpse in CSI / Deborah Jermyn -- 7. Evidence of Things Unseen : The Pornographic Aesthetic and the Search for Truth in CSI / Elke Weissmann and Karen Boyle -- 8. Who Are They? : Style Codes of the CSI Investigators / Anna Konig -- 9. CSI and Sound / Karen Lury -- 10. The Quintessence of Con : The Las Vegas of CSI / Lucia Rahilly -- Part IV. Forensics : Theoretical Positions -- 11. Reading the Traces / Charlie Gere -- 12. Horatio Caine's Sunglasses and the Criminalist Viewer : "Looking" and "Being Looked at" in CSI: Miami / Patrick West -- 13. "The Bullets Confirm the Story Told by the Potato" : Materials without Motives in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation / Silke Panse -- 14. Mac's Melancholia : Scripting Trauma, 9/11 and Bodily Absence in CSI:NY / Janet McCabe -- Part V. DNA : Industry and Reception -- 15. Five's Finest : The Import of CSI to British Terrestrial Television / Simone Knox -- 16. RTE and the CSI Franchise / Dermot Horan -- 17. Dissecting CSI : The View from the Trainee and the Professional / Daryl Vinall and Shelley Robinson -- 18. Investigating "CSI Television Fandom" : Fans' Textual Paths through the Franchise / Matt Hills and Amy Luther -- 19. The CSI Phenomenon / David Bianculli.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-266) and index.

Part I. This Much We Know : Introductions and Contexts -- Introduction: This Much I Know / Michael Allen -- 1. The Hook and the Look : CSI and the Aesthetics of the Television Crime Series / Sue Turnbull -- 2. No Need to Pathologise / Andrew Anthony -- Part II. Interrogation : Narrative and Narration -- 3. Anatomising Gilbert Grissom : The Structure and Function of the Televisual Character / Roberta Pearson -- 4. So Many Different Ways to Tell It : Multi-Platform Storytelling in CSI / Michael Allen -- 5. CSI at the bfi / Kim Akass -- Part III. Trace : Aesthetics, Style and Form -- 6. Body Matters : Realism, Spectacle and the Corpse in CSI / Deborah Jermyn -- 7. Evidence of Things Unseen : The Pornographic Aesthetic and the Search for Truth in CSI / Elke Weissmann and Karen Boyle -- 8. Who Are They? : Style Codes of the CSI Investigators / Anna Konig -- 9. CSI and Sound / Karen Lury -- 10. The Quintessence of Con : The Las Vegas of CSI / Lucia Rahilly -- Part IV. Forensics : Theoretical Positions -- 11. Reading the Traces / Charlie Gere -- 12. Horatio Caine's Sunglasses and the Criminalist Viewer : "Looking" and "Being Looked at" in CSI: Miami / Patrick West -- 13. "The Bullets Confirm the Story Told by the Potato" : Materials without Motives in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation / Silke Panse -- 14. Mac's Melancholia : Scripting Trauma, 9/11 and Bodily Absence in CSI:NY / Janet McCabe -- Part V. DNA : Industry and Reception -- 15. Five's Finest : The Import of CSI to British Terrestrial Television / Simone Knox -- 16. RTE and the CSI Franchise / Dermot Horan -- 17. Dissecting CSI : The View from the Trainee and the Professional / Daryl Vinall and Shelley Robinson -- 18. Investigating "CSI Television Fandom" : Fans' Textual Paths through the Franchise / Matt Hills and Amy Luther -- 19. The CSI Phenomenon / David Bianculli.

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