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Small Screen, Big FeelsTelevision and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century$
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Melissa Ames

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813180069

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Screening Emotion, Archiving Affect, Circulating Feelings: Final Thoughts and Even More Questions

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(p.241) Conclusion
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Small Screen, Big Feels
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Melissa Ames

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.003.0012

Considering the ways in recent television shows (e.g. 13 Reasons Why, Blackish, Grey's Anatomy, Roseanne) engaged with societal debates concerning gun control, immigration, police brutality, and more, the conclusion ends with some brief thoughts on how television (and other entertainment and communication platforms) act as storage houses and distribution mechanisms for personal and cultural sentiments. If the dominant affect of the 21st century continues to be fear, this text argues that it is more important than ever to understand and intervene in the ways in which it is circulated through media and technology.

Keywords:   television, affect, immigration, police brutality, internet, screen culture, 13 Reasons Why, Blackish, Grey's Anatomy, Roseanne

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