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dc.contributor.authorMalik, S-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-14T10:43:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-14T10:43:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of British Cinema and Television, 10(1), 187 - 205, 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn1743-4521-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/jbctv.2013.0129en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8634-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below, copyright 2013 @ Edinburgh University Press.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 2006 BBC drama Shoot the Messenger is based on the psychological journey of a Black schoolteacher, Joe Pascale, accused of assaulting a Black male pupil. The allegation triggers Joe's mental breakdown which is articulated, through Joe's first-person narration, as a vindictive loathing of Black people. In turn, a range of common stereotypical characterisations and discourses based on a Black culture of hypocrisy, blame and entitlement is presented. The text is therefore laid wide open to a critique of its neo-conservatism and hegemonic narratives of Black Britishness. However, the drama's presentation of Black mental illness suggests that Shoot the Messenger may also be interpreted as a critique of social inequality and the destabilising effects of living with ethnicised social categories. Through an analysis of issues of representation, the article reclaims this controversial text as a radical drama and examines its implications for and within a critical cultural politics of ‘race’ and representation.en_US
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen_US
dc.subjectShoot the Messengeren_US
dc.subjectRadicalen_US
dc.subjectDramaen_US
dc.subjectBBCen_US
dc.subjectBlacken_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectRepresentationen_US
dc.subjectStereotypesen_US
dc.subjectAuthorshipen_US
dc.subjectRealismen_US
dc.titleLocating the ‘radical’ in 'Shoot the Messenger'en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2013.0129-
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