Ryan Sheely returns from Africa and joins Matthew Wrather to discuss Skins Series 2 Episode 1. There’s so much to say that they don’t even get to the second episode: a number of comparisons to Glee and Gossip Girl; the depiction of injury and disability; urbanism and diversity; a typology of class and geographic dynamics in teen soaps; and a typology of man-on-man action.
Also, Ryan invents a new word, which earns Matt a PhD.
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Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Charles Tilly, Cities and states in Europe, 1000–1800
Skins Fanfiction (much of which features the second generation)