Columbo: Paying Attention 24/7.

Martin-Jones, D. (2021) Columbo: Paying Attention 24/7. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474479806

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Columbo is fifty years old. A global smash in the 1970s, it is now a cult favourite. Why this enduring popularity? Is it solely Peter Falk’s iconic performance? No, Columbo reveals how our current globalized world – of 24/7 capital, invasive surveillance, and online labour – emerged in the late Twentieth Century. Columbo illuminates how our attention is channelled, via technologies like television and computers, to influence how we think and act. Columbo emerged alongside shows like Kojak and The Rockford Files. But re-viewing Columbo today reveals how contemporary hits – from Elementary to The Purge – continue to shape how we pay attention to our world.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Martin-Jones, Professor David
Authors: Martin-Jones, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press

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