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Companion to Television

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ISBN-10: 1405141468

ISBN-13: 9781405141468

Edition: 2005

Authors: Janet Wasko

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A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century. Contains 31 original essays covering the development of television studies over the last 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…    
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Book details

List price: $225.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 648
Size: 6.93" wide x 9.92" long x 1.59" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Paul McDonald is Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the author of Video and DVD Industries and The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities and co-editor for the International Screen Industries series from the British Film Institute.Janet Wasko is the Knight Chair in Communication Research at the University of Oregon. She is the author of How Hollywood Works, Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy, and Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen. She also edited A Companion to Television and Dazzled by Disney? The Global Disney Audience Project.

Introduction
Theoretical Overviews
The Development of Television Studies
Critical Perspectives on Television from the Frankfurt School through Postmodernism
Television/History
Television and History
Our TV Heritage: Television, the Archive and the Reasons for Preservation
Television/Aesthetics & Production
Television as a Moving Aesthetic: In Search of the Ultimate Aesthetic � The Self
Locating the Televisual in Golden Age Television
Television Production: Who Makes American TV?
Television/The State and Policy
Who Rules TV? States, Markets and the Public Interest
Public Broadcasting and Democratic Culture: Consumers, Citizens and Communards
Culture, Services, Knowledge: Television between Policy Regimes
Television/Commerce
Television Advertising as Textual and Economic Systems
Watching Television: A Political Economic Approach
Keeping �Abreast� of MTV and Viacom: The Growing Power of a Media Conglomerate
The Trade in Television News
Television/Programming, Content and Genre
Configurations of the New Television Landscape
The Study of Soap Opera
The Shifting Terrain of American Talk Shows
Television and Sports
�Where the Past Comes Alive�: Television, History and Collective Memory
�How will you make it on your own?�: Television and Feminism Since 1970
Television and Race
Television/The Public and Audiences
Television, Public Spheres and Civic Cultures
Television and Public Opinion
Reality TV: Performance, Authenticity and Television Audiences
A Special Audience? Children and Television
Television/Alternative Challenges
Local Community Channels: Alternatives to Corporate Media Dominance
International Television/Case Studies
Latin American Commercial Television: 'Primitive Capitalism'
Television in China: History, Political Economy and Ideology
Japanese Television: Early Development and Research
Change and Transformation in South African Television
Television in the Arab East