Location Studies: A Topography of Nordic Noir

  • Kim Toft HansenEmail author
  • Anne Marit Waade
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


The authors introduce the new method for media analysis, which they call location studies. This method is particularly interested in how locations are found and in which ways they are related to the spatial understanding of television drama. They present the method as an outcome of the spatial turn in media studies and also as a specific subdivision and combination of television production studies and textual readings of television drama. On this basis, the authors propose a model and a method for describing the negotiated, mediated interpretation of a specific place and location as these are represented on screen and influenced by off-screen factors of place, production, policy and destination.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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