SAC 366 Final Paper Prospectus

SAC 366 Final Paper Prospectus - Cop shows have certainly...

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Cop shows have certainly evolved since its generic debut of Dragnet which had stylistic influence from the semi-documentary. Upon entering a post-postmodern era in the 21st century, authentic genres became a rarity and the constant need for reinvention in a competitive television industry necessitated the hybridizing of genres. Dexter and The Shield are two prime hybrid examples of present-day cop shows. Originally, the plan was to argue how gender roles in these shows have contributed to the evolvement of the cop show and how they reflect of the furthering of the feminist movement in American culture. Dexter and The Shied do not seem like the most obvious shows to use in making an argument about feminism. Dexter's main protagonist, Dexter Morgan, is male while The Shield's main recurring cast is male-dominated with very few female characters; Officer Danni Sofer is the only female cop on the show. However, it is worth noticing that both shows present police forces whose professions are to maintain law and order in their cities while their personally lives do just the opposite. Dexter Morgan is a forensics
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2011 for the course SAC 366 taught by Professor Candacemoore during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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