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Southern Realism: Christianity in Friday Night Lights and Rectify

Charlotte E. Howell

in Divine Programming: Negotiating Christianity in American Dramatic Television Production 1996-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190054373
eISBN:
9780190054410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054373.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Friday Night Lights (NBC, 2006–2011) and Rectify (SundanceTV, 2013–2016) exemplified containing Christianity’s middlebrow appeal through displacement onto the cultural specificity of a realistically ... More


Football Town under Friday Night Lights: High School Football and American Dreams

Michael Oriard

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces the history of two competing views about the role of high school football in American communities: the “Football Town” and the “Friday Night Lights syndrome.” “Friday Night ... More


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