Television Critical Methods and Applications

ISBN-10: 0415883288

ISBN-13: 9780415883283

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Jeremy G. Butler

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 494
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Television Structures and Systems
An Introduction to Television Structures and Systems: Ebb and Flow in the Postnetwork Era
Television's Not-So-Distant Past: The Network Era
Polysemy, Heterogeneity, Contradiction
Interruption and Sequence
Segmentation
Halting the Flow: Television in the Postnetwork Era
Summary
Further Readings
Narrative Structure: Television Stories
The Theatrical Film
The Television Series
The Television Serial
Transmedia Storytelling
Summary
Further Readings
Building Narrative: Character, Actor, Star
Building Characters
Building Performances
The Star System?
Summary
Further Readings
Beyond and Beside Narrative Structure
Television's Reality
Television's Reality: Forms and Modes
Television's Reality: Genres
Summary
Further Readings
. The Television Commercial
U.S. TV's Economic Structure
The Polysemy of Commodities
The Persuasive Style of Commercials
Summary: "Capitalism in Action"
Further Readings
Television Style: Image and Sound
An Introduction to Television Style: Modes of Production
Single-Camera Mode of Production
Multiple-Camera Mode of Production
Hybrid Modes of Production
Summary
Further Readings
Style and Setting: Mise-en-Scene
Set Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Actor Movement
Summary
Further Readings
Style and the Camera: Videography and Cinematography
Basic Optics: The Camera Lens
Image Definition and Resolution
Color and Black-and-White
Framing
In-Camera Visual Effects
Summary
Further Readings
Style and Editing
The Single-Camera Mode of Production
The Multiple-Camera Mode of Production
Continuity Editing and Hybrid Modes of Production
Summary
Further Readings
Style and Sound
Types of Television Sound
Purposes of Sound on Television
Acoustic Properties and Sound Technology
Space, Time, and Narrative
Summary
Further Readings
Television Studies
An Introduction to Television Studies
Critical Research and Television
Further Readings
Textual Analysis
Television Authorship
Style and Stylistics
Genre Study
Semiotics
Summary
Further Readings
Discourse and Identity
Ideological Criticism and Cultural Studies
The Discourse of the Industry I: Production Studies
The Discourse of the Industry II: Political Economy
Discourse and Identity I: Gender
Discourse and Identity II: Queer Theory
Discourse and Identity III: Race and Ethnicity
Summary
Further Readings
Sample Analyses and Exercises
Mass Communication Research
Glossary
Index
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