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The Resource Breaking bad : a cultural history, Lara C. Stache

Breaking bad : a cultural history, Lara C. Stache

Label
Breaking bad : a cultural history
Title
Breaking bad
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Lara C. Stache
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time, Breaking Bad explored the life and crimes of a high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin of the American Southwest. As Walter White and his former student Jesse Pinkman become deeply entwined in the drug world, their narrative leaves a trail of bodies strewn across the show's five seasons--a story that resulted in more than 15 Emmy awards. In Breaking Bad: A Cultural History, Lara C. Stache offers an engaging analysis of the program, focusing on the show's fascinating characters and complex story lines. Stache gives the show its due reverence, but also suggests new ways of understanding and critiquing the series as a part of the larger culture in which it exists. The author looks at how the program challenges viewers to think about the choices made in the narrative, analyzes what did and did not work, and determines the program's cultural significance, particularly its place in twenty-first century America. The author also explores how Breaking Bad grapples with themes of morality, legality, and anti-drug rhetoric and looks at how the marketing of the series influenced the ways in which television shows are now promoted. Breaking Bad: A Cultural History captures the spirit of the series and examines how the show had an impact on viewers like no other program. This book will be of interest to fans of the show as well as to scholars and students of television, media, and American popular culture.
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Assigning source
--Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stache, Lara C.
Dewey number
791.45/72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.77.B74
LC item number
S73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The cultural history of television
Label
Breaking bad : a cultural history, Lara C. Stache
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Walter White: the good, the bad, or the in-between? -- Anti-hero or villain: how Walter White resists the labels -- The evolution of Heisenberg -- Does Walt Want to die? -- Pt. 2. Breaking bad and culture -- Morality, legality, and everything in between -- Just say no? drug use and abuse in Breaking bad -- Marketing Breaking bad: a sign of the times -- Pt. 3. Being bad in Walt's world -- Bad ass mama: Skyler White -- Breaking down the bad guys -- The anti-Walts of Breaking bad: Jesse and Hank -- Conclusion: a perfect ending -- The episodes -- An opinionated compendium
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 213 pages
Isbn
9781442278264
Lccn
2017005726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn973920524
  • (OCoLC)973920524
Label
Breaking bad : a cultural history, Lara C. Stache
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. Walter White: the good, the bad, or the in-between? -- Anti-hero or villain: how Walter White resists the labels -- The evolution of Heisenberg -- Does Walt Want to die? -- Pt. 2. Breaking bad and culture -- Morality, legality, and everything in between -- Just say no? drug use and abuse in Breaking bad -- Marketing Breaking bad: a sign of the times -- Pt. 3. Being bad in Walt's world -- Bad ass mama: Skyler White -- Breaking down the bad guys -- The anti-Walts of Breaking bad: Jesse and Hank -- Conclusion: a perfect ending -- The episodes -- An opinionated compendium
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 213 pages
Isbn
9781442278264
Lccn
2017005726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn973920524
  • (OCoLC)973920524

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