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Title:Staging the body and space in television: Jozi H as a case in point
Author:Swanepoel, J.H.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Media Studies (ISSN 1751-7974)
Geographic term:South Africa
External link:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jams/2014/00000006/00000003/art00006
Abstract:The medical drama series is uniquely positioned to draw together a technology of care as well as a technology of representation. It becomes the nexus where the series' plot with its dramatic elements and the medium, namely, television, used to represent the narrative, converge. The human body forms the foundation of all television's narrative. In relation to this, the nature of healing as something that concerns the body as a corporeal and social entity recuperating within a given time frame and within a particular space emerges. The continuity that television lends to the movement and flow of bodies further provides authenticity to the representation of the (healing) human body, a constituent part of the larger body politic itself. This article provides a theoretical and practical exploration by exploring the credits sequence of a South African Canadian medical drama series, Jozi H (2007), set in metropolitan Johannesburg. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]