Body Trauma TV: The New Hospital Dramas

Front Cover
British Film Institute, Jun 23, 2003 - Performing Arts - 160 pages
1 Review
An exploration of the stylistic, aesthetic and thematic impact of hospital drama. This book argues that "new" medical dramas offer a different landscape from their predecessors, and they tend to disturb rather than reassure. The medical profession are often depicted as being forced to confront new management , ethical labyrinths, and noxious patients. The historical development of the "new" medical drama is also explored, along with the implications of, and anxieties within, the depiction of modern healthcare. Lastly the book looks at the parallels between cultural fascination with the body as either sick or perfect and the attractions of a genre that seems to revel in the juxtaposition of morbidity and glamour.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Genre and Context
17
Action and Spectacle
54
Learning to Be a Doctor
76
Copyright

3 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2003)

Jason Jacobs is Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Griffith University, Queensland, and is author of The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama.

Bibliographic information