Unpacking the House: Images of heroism against the regulatory state

Sara R. Jordan, Phillip Gray

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Abstract

Gregory House, M.D., is not the type of doctor most people would want to meet. He is rude, condescending, and curmudgeonly-not the type of man anyone would want for a colleague, either. His general view of humanity is straightforward-"everyone lies"- and his favorite term for others is "moron." Ye t this unattractive central character of the popular television show House, M.D. attracts millions of viewers. Whether viewers tune in to House weekly, record it via DVR, or purchase the series on DVD, the show appears to have a dedicated viewer population.1 In this chapter we attempt to ascertain what accounts for the series' dedicated viewership.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHomer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture
PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
Pages99-110
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780813125800
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Jordan, S. R., & Gray, P. (2010). Unpacking the House: Images of heroism against the regulatory state. In Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture (pp. 99-110). The University Press of Kentucky.

Unpacking the House : Images of heroism against the regulatory state. / Jordan, Sara R.; Gray, Phillip.

Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. The University Press of Kentucky, 2010. p. 99-110.

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Jordan, SR & Gray, P 2010, Unpacking the House: Images of heroism against the regulatory state. in Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. The University Press of Kentucky, pp. 99-110.
Jordan SR, Gray P. Unpacking the House: Images of heroism against the regulatory state. In Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. The University Press of Kentucky. 2010. p. 99-110
Jordan, Sara R. ; Gray, Phillip. / Unpacking the House : Images of heroism against the regulatory state. Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. The University Press of Kentucky, 2010. pp. 99-110
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