A Companion to Television (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

A Companion to Television (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

By: Janet Wasko (editor)Paperback

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A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of 31 original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century Explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have led to television's current incarnation, and predict its likely future Covers technology and aesthetics, television's relationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects Essays are by an international group of first-rate scholars For information, news, and content from Blackwell's reference publishing program please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/reference/

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Janet Wasko is Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Oregon. Her many books include Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen (1994), Consuming Audiences? Production and Reception in Media Research (1999), Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy (2001), and How Hollywood Works (2003).


List of Figures. Notes on Contributors. Introduction ( Janet Wasko). Part I Theoretical Overviews. 1 The Development of Television Studies ( Horace Newcomb). 2 Critical Perspectives on Television from the Frankfurt School to Postmodernism ( Doug Kellner). Part II Television/History. 3 Television and History ( Paddy Scannell). 4 Our TV Heritage: Television, the Archive, and the Reasons for Preservation ( Lynn Spigel). Part III Television/Aesthetics and Production. 5 Television as a Moving Aesthetic: In Search of the Ultimate Aesthetic - The Self ( Julianne H. Newton). 6 Locating the Televisual in Golden Age Television ( Caren Deming). 7 Television Production: Who Makes American TV ( Jane M. Shattuc)? Part IV Television/The State and Policy. 8 Who Rules TV? States, Markets, and the Public Interest ( Sylvia Harvey). 9 Public Broadcasting and Democratic Culture: Consumers, Citizens, and Communards ( Graham Murdock). 10 Culture, Services, Knowledge: Television between Policy Regimes ( Stuart Cunningham). Part V Television/Commerce. 11 Television Advertising as Textual and Economic Systems ( Matthew P. McAllister). 12 Watching Television: A Political Economic Approach ( Eileen R. Meehan). 13 Keeping "Abreast" of MTV and Viacom: The Growing Power of a Media Conglomerate ( Jack Banks). 14 The Trade in Television News ( Andrew Calabrese). 15 Configurations of the New Television Landscape ( Albert Moran). 16 The Study of Soap Opera ( Christine Geraghty). 17 The Shifting Terrain of American Talk Shows ( Jane M. Shattuc). 18 Television and Sports ( Michael R. Real). 19 "Where the Past Comes Alive": Television, History, and Collective Memory ( Gary R. Edgerton). 20 "How Will You Make it on Your Own?": Television and Feminism Since 1970 ( Bonnie J. Dow). 21 Television and Race ( Sasha Torres). Part VII Television/The Public and Audiences. 22 Television, Public Spheres, and Civic Cultures ( Peter Dahlgren). 23 Television and Public Opinion ( Justin Lewis). 24 Reality TV: Performance, Authenticity, and Television Audiences ( Annette Hill). 25 A Special Audience? Children and Television ( David Buckingham). Part VIII Television/Alternative Challenges. 26 Local Community Channels: Alternatives to Corporate Media Dominance ( DeeDee Halleck). Part IX International Television/Case Studies. 27 Latin American Commercial Television: "Primitive Capitalism" ( John Sinclair). 28 Television in China: History, Political Economy, and Ideology ( Yuezhi Zhao and Zhenzhi Guo). 29 Japanese Television: Early Development and Research ( Shunya Yoshimi). 30 Change and Transformation in South African Television ( Ruth Teer-Tomaselli). 31 Television in the Arab East ( Nabil H. Dajani). Index .

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  • publication date: 04/12/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405198776
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9781405198776
  • weight: 1132
  • ISBN10: 140519877X

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