Introduction
in Fictional television and American Politics
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This introduction provides an outline of the book's background and structure, as well as the arguments placed in the subsequent chapters. The book considers the US's relationship with the screen, with a particular focus on the idea of America and the history of Hollywood, to contextualise and theorise television's second golden age. It discusses the political importance of America's relationship with television in the twenty-first century, assessing the screening of the US under three very different presidents. The book advances an understanding of American politics as a 'discursive battlefield', on which arguments are won and lost. It explores how it is that fictional television can amplify, complicate, or open up dominant political understandings. The book also considers television shows dealing only implicitly with political themes. It argues that fictional television shows have made important political interventions that create the conditions of possibility underpinning the reality of life in the US.

Fictional television and American Politics

From 9/11 to Donald Trump

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