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Title Common sense : intelligence as presented on popular television / edited by Lisa Holderman.
Imprint Lanham : Lexington Books, [2008]

Subject Intellect on television.
Alt Name Holderman, Lisa, 1967-
Description viii, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: intelligence on television / Lisa Holderman. Pt. I. Surveying smarts on the television landscape. The social construction of modern intelligence / Sari Thomas and Lisa Holderman -- Book, street, and techno smarts: the representation of intelligence on prime-time television / Susan G. Kahlenberg. Pt. II. Social class, gender, and youth culture. Better keep the egghead: pragmatism in The Simpsons / Mary T. Conway -- Keeping the intelligent woman "in her place" within the patriarchal social order: containing the unruliness of genius Brenda Chenowith on Six feet under / Kylo-Patrick R. Hart -- Being a nerd and negotiating intelligence in Buffy the vampire slayer / Holly Rendell-Moon -- Is school cool? Representations of academics and intelligence on teen television / Amy Richards Franzini. Pt. III. Scientists and science fiction. Sexy nerds: Ilya Kuryakin, Mr. Spock, and the image of the cerebral hero in television drama / Cynthia W. Walker and Amy H. Sturgis -- Brains in service of brawn: the scientist/soldier dynamic in science fiction television / Christine Mains -- The CSI effect: scientists and priming on prime-time television / Gary R. Pettney and Cheryl Campanella Bracken. Pt. IV. Talk shows and reality television. Media-constructed anti-intellectualism: the portrayal of experts in popular U.S. television talk shows / Lisa Holderman -- Portrayals of intelligence in reality television / Marilyn Ellzey and Alison Miller -- "Faking" intelligence? Representing intelligence in TLC's Faking it / Joan L. Conners.
ISBN 9780739115213 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739115219 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739115220 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0739115227 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 180690060
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Intelligence on Television / Lisa Holderman1
Pt. ISurveying Smarts on the Televsion Landscape 
1The Social Construction of Modern Intelligence / Sari Thomas, Lisa Holderman7
2Book, Street, and Techno Smarts: The Representation of Intelligence on Prime-Time Television / Susan G. Kahlenberg107
Pt. IISocial Class, Gender, and Youth Culture 
3Better Keep the Egghead: Pragmatism in The Simpsons / Mary T. Conway143
4Keeping the Intelligent Woman "In Her Place" within the Patriarchal Social Order: Containing the Unruliness of Genius Brenda Chenowith on Six Feet Under / Kylo-Patrick R. Hart163
5Being a Nerd and Negotiating Intelligence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Holly Randell-Moon173
6Is School Cool? Representations of Academics and Intelligence on Teen Television / Amy Richards Franzini187
Pt. IIIScientists and Science Fiction 
7Sexy Nerds: Illya Kuryakin, Mr. Spock, and the Image of the Cerebral Hero in Television Drama / Cynthia W. Walker, Amy H. Sturgis201
8Brains in Service of Brawn: The Scientist/Soldier Dynamic in Science Fiction Television / Christine Mains217
9The CSI Effect: Scientists and Priming on Prime Time Television / Gary R. Pettey, Cheryl Campanella Bracken233
Pt. IVTalk Shows and Reality Television 
10Media-Constructed Anti-Intellectualism: The Portrayal of Experts in Popular U.S. Television Talk Shows / Lisa Holderman249
11Portrayals of Intelligence in Reality Television / Marilyn Ellzey, Alison Miller269
12"Faking" Intelligence? Representing Intelligence in TLC's Faking It / Joan L. Conners283
 About the Authors299

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