Kinds of blue: The representation of Australian police and policing in television drama and reality television

Antony Stephenson

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This synthesis of archival, qualitative and textual research comprehensively examines the under-analysed phenomenon of Australian cop shows. It provides significant insights into televisual representations of police work, what these narratives communicate about policing, authority and national identity, and how these constructions are interpreted by past, and current members of the profession and those aspiring to it.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Gibson, Suzie, Principal Supervisor
  • Brown, Lachlan, Co-Supervisor
  • Redhead, Steve, Co-Supervisor
  • Anyanwu, Chika, Principal Supervisor
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Stephenson, Antony. / Kinds of blue : The representation of Australian police and policing in television drama and reality television. Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2019. 292 p.
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Kinds of blue : The representation of Australian police and policing in television drama and reality television. / Stephenson, Antony.

Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2019. 292 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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