‘Playing House’

Hauke, Chris. 2010. ‘Playing House’. In: Luke Hockley, ed. House: The Wounded Healer on Television: Jungian and Post-Jungian Reflections. London and NY: Routledge, pp. 43-56. ISBN 978-0415479134 [Book Section]

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House MD is a globally successful and long-running medical drama. House: The Wounded Healer on Television employs a Jungian perspective to examine the psychological construction of the series and its namesake, Dr Gregory House.

The book also investigates the extent to which the continued popularity of House MD has to do with its representation of deeply embedded cultural concerns. It is divided into three parts - Diagnosing House, Consulting House and Dissecting House, - and topics of discussion include:
•specific details, themes, motifs and tropes throughout the series
•narrative, character and visual structure
•the combination of performative effects, text and images of the doctor and his team
•the activities of the hero, the wounded healer and the puer aeternus.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)



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18 Nov 2015 13:06

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10 Jul 2017 10:34



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