Television Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415283248

ISBN-13: 9780415283243

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert C. Allen, Annette Hill

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The Television Studies Readerbrings together key writings in the growing field of television studies, providing an invaluable overview of the development of the field, and addressing issues of industry, genre, audiences, production and ownership, and representation. TheReadercharts the ways in which television and television studies are being redefined to include new and "alternative" forms and technologies such as cable television, direct satellite/digital broadcasting, home video, video art, video/digital applications on the internet, interactive TV, video surveillance, and converging media. It explores the recent boom in reality TV and includes discussions of television programs and practices from around the world. TheReadercomprises 44 foundational and cutting-edge articles from an international cast of contributors, situating the study of television in relation both to its global reach and to the many and varied local contexts of its production and reception, andlaying out a wide array of approaches to the study of the changing phenomenon of television around the world. The essays are organized in seven themed sections: * Institutions of Television * Spaces of Television * Modes of Television * Making Television * Social Representation on Television * Watching Television * Transforming Television Key features include a comprehensive bibliography and a list of further reading.
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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Robert C. Allen is Smith Professor of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Speaking of Soap Operas and Horrible Prettines: Burlesque and American Culture and coauthor of Film History: Theory and Practice.

Notes on Contributors
Frequently Asked Questions: A General Introduction to the Reader
Institutions of Television
Introduction to part one
'Ises' and 'Oughts': Public Service Broadcasting in Europe
Moving Beyond the "Vast Wasteland": Cultural Policy and Television in the United States
Protecting the Citizen, Protecting Society
Australia's Television Culture
Telefeminism: How Lifetime Got its Groove, 1984-1997
Spaces of Television
Introduction to part two
Hollywood Planet: Global Media and the Competitive Advantage of Narrative Transparency
Geolinguistic Region as Global Space: the Case of Latin America
The Global, the Local and the Public Sphere
Popular Media as Public 'Sphericules' for Diasporic Communities
Modes of Television
Introduction to part three
A Cultural Approach to Television Genre Theory
Live Television Is Still Alive: On Television as an Unfulfilled
Codes and Conventions of Dramadoc and Docudrama
News as Performance: The Image as Event
Making Sense of Soaps
The Pie and the Crust: Television Program Formats
Making Television
Introduction to part four
Television Production
Modes of Production: The Televisual Apparatus
Big Brother Australia: Performing the 'Real' Twenty-Four-Seven
Studio Discussions
Media Pilgrims: On the Set of Coronation Street
Public Access/Private Confession: Home Video as (Queer) Community Television
Hausa Dramas and the Rise of Video Culture in Nigeria
Social Representation on Television
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