Precarious Locations:
A man in traditional cowboy dress stands in front of an Old West-style clothing shop.


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Marez, C. (2021). Precarious Locations:: Streaming TV and Global Inequalities. American Studies, 60(1). Retrieved from (Original work published April 23, 2021)


Combining methods from TV studies, ethnic studies/American studies, and critical geography, this essay analyzes the contradictory relationship between setting and location in three streaming shows: WatchmenLos Espookys, and Vida. Foregrounding state programs to attract media makers that redistribute wealth upward, from poor people of color to Hollywood, I analyze how TV production intervenes in the politics of place, making visible histories of white supremacy and racial inequality, as well as the popular movements that oppose them.  

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