American Remakes of British Television

American Remakes of British Television

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American Remakes of British Television: Transformations and Mistranslations, edited by Carlen Lavigne and Heather Marcovitch, is an international, multidisciplinary collection exploring a specific set of television remakes (including The Office, Life on Mars, Sanford and Son, What Not to Wear, and others) through the lenses of communications studies, English, history, psychology and cultural studies. What does it mean to remake a television program? What does the process of 'Americanization' entail? What might the success or failure of a remade series tell us about the differences between American and British producers and audiences? The analysis in this volume results in a rich and multifaceted overview of approaches to global television studies.The analysis in this volume results in a rich and multifaceted overview of approaches to global television studies.


Title:American Remakes of British Television
Author:Carlen Lavigne, Heather Marcovitch
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2011
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