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Combining Aesthetic and Psychological Approaches to TV Series Addiction

Sous la direction de Nathalie Camart, Sébastien Lefait, Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris et Lucia Romo

Publié le 30 mai 2018 Mis à jour le 30 mai 2018

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2018.

This book establishes, and then analyses, the interrelation between series and dependence by focusing on two aspects of their connection: the overconsumption of TV series, and the production devices that lead to it. Due to its two-sided nature, the volume brings together specialists from different backgrounds. On the one hand, it involves people working with addiction, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, whose analytical tools and statistics are extremely useful in assessing the prevalence of TV series addiction, as well as its consequences, in order to make sense of its mechanics. For similar reasons, the authors also include professionals working with children and teenagers, since youths under 18 are largely affected by addictive tendencies. On the other hand, other contributions here are authored by TV series specialists, producers and scriptwriters, as well as academics in the fields of film and TV series studies, cultural studies, and narratology. Their specific perspectives on the topic help better understand what it is about the construction or reception of TV series that aims to create, maintain, amplify, or, on the contrary, curb their ingrained addictive effects.

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Mis à jour le 30 mai 2018