This essay investigates the role of TV series as a tool for geographical interpretation, both in terms of their depiction of landscape and as bearing witness to the sociopolitical tensions that materialize in different spaces and can differently shape territories. Its case study is the police procedural The Wire, whose five seasons were broadcast by HBO from 2002 to 2008. The Wire is set in Baltimore, and the range of its characters, exceeding the usual roles of criminals and police forces, renders the city as a symbol of the contradictions of contemporary urban contexts, both in the USA and in the Western world at large.

"The Wire, dove realtà e finzione si incrociano. Elementi per una geografia sociale di Baltimora"

AMATO, Fabio
2012

Abstract

This essay investigates the role of TV series as a tool for geographical interpretation, both in terms of their depiction of landscape and as bearing witness to the sociopolitical tensions that materialize in different spaces and can differently shape territories. Its case study is the police procedural The Wire, whose five seasons were broadcast by HBO from 2002 to 2008. The Wire is set in Baltimore, and the range of its characters, exceeding the usual roles of criminals and police forces, renders the city as a symbol of the contradictions of contemporary urban contexts, both in the USA and in the Western world at large.
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