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The Wire as Seen from France

Abstract : This paper analyses the reception of the American TV series The Wire in the French context as part of a long, transatlantic conversation rooted in two histories and two social and political `models'. It focuses on educated audiences as well as on youth living in poor neighbourhoods; it also attempts to gauge the audiovisual references used by French viewers of the series. It shows how the series fuels a socially stratified sociological imaginary but also directly tackles ethno-racial issues that are still largely unaddressed in French debates.
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Marie-Hélène Bacqué, Amélie Flamand. The Wire as Seen from France. City, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016, 20 (6), pp.845--862. ⟨10.1080/13604813.2016.1241528⟩. ⟨hal-01640151⟩



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