Title

It Was TV: Teaching HBO's The Wire as a Television Series

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

3-18-2015

Keywords

fsc2015

Abstract

Unlike most courses dedicated to The Wire that have examined race, class, criminal justice, urban studies, or education, Sodano foregrounds The Wire as a work of television and examines how it was taught to media majors and non-majors from aesthetic, cultural, technological, economic, and sociological perspectives. It is crucial to recognize The Wire as a piece of television because the circumstances surrounding its appearance on HBO provide context for how it was produced, distributed, and received.