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*DIGITAL* Television Cop Shows, Police Brutality, and Black Lives Matter
May 5, 2021
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How do television cop shows shape our understanding of police, race, and crime in America? Focusing on the television series The Wire, Middlebury professor Jason Mittell challenges our understanding of this television genre in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jason Mittell is professor and Chair of Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College, and is the author of Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling and the co-editor of How to Watch Television with Ethan Thompson.