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Television Genre Book

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ISBN-10: 1844572188

ISBN-13: 9781844572182

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Glen Creeber, Toby Miller, John Tulloch

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Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and the visual form of television. This new edition of a key textbook brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of television genre. The Television Genre Bookis structured in eleven sections which introduce the concept of 6;genre7; itself and how it has been understood in television studies, and then address in turn key televisual genres: drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children7;s television, animation, prime time and day time. The discussion is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Edith Wharton was a woman of extreme contrasts; brought up to be a leisured aristocrat, she was also dedicated to her career as a writer. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today. As a child, Wharton found refuge from the demands of her mother's social world in her father's library and in making up stories. Her marriage at age 23 to Edward ("Teddy") Wharton seemed to confirm her place in the conventional role of wealthy society woman, but she became increasingly dissatisfied with the…    

Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. He is the author and editor of over 30 books, has published essays in more than 100 journals and edited collections, and is a frequent guest commentator on television and radio programs. His teaching and research cover the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics, and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. Miller's work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been Media Scholar in Residence at Sarai, the Centrefor the Study of Developing Societies in India, Becker Lecturer…