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Global television formats : circulating culture, producing identity

Author: Tasha G Oren; Sharon Shahaf
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2010.
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Gathers the essays that explore the diversity of global programming and approaches, and ask how to theorize contemporary global formats and thus re-shape our understanding of television as at once a  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tasha G Oren; Sharon Shahaf
ISBN: 9780415965446 0415965446 9780415965453 0415965454
OCLC Number: 463648255
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Contents: Introduction: Television Formats--A Global Framework for TV Studies Tasha Oren and Sharon Shahaf I. Format Theories and Global Television 1. More than Copycat Television: Format Adaptation as Performance Vinicius Navarro 2. Calling Out Around the World: The Global Appeal of Reality Dance Formats Dana Heller 3. Television Formats and Contemporary Sports Tony Schiarto 4. A Political Economy of Formatted Pleasure Eddie Brennan 5. Interpreting Cubanness, Americanness, and the Sitcom: WPBT-PBS's Que Pasa USA? Yeidy M. Rivero II. Transnational Formats: Historical Perspectives 6. From Discrete Adaptations to Hard Copies: The Rise of Formats in European Television Jerome Bourdon 7. "National Mike": Global Host and Global Formats in Early Italian Television Chiara Ferrari 8. Telenovelas in Brazil: From Traveling Scripts to a Genre and Proto-Format both National and Transnational Joseph Straubhaar 9. Reversal of Fortune? Hollywood Faces New Competition in Global Media Trade Paul Torre III. Case Study: The Idol Franchise 10. Idol Worship: Ethnicity and Difference in Global Television Biswarup Sen 11. NZ Idol: Nation Building through Format Adaptation Joost De Bruin 12. Global Television Formats in Africa--Localizing Idols Martin Nkosi Ndlela 13. We Are the World: American Idol's Global Self-Posturing Erica Jean Bochanty-Aguero IV. Trans-Formats: Local Articulations and the Politics of Place and Nation 14. The Social and Political Dimensions of Global Television Formats: Reality Television in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia Marwin M. Kraidy 15. A Revolution in Television and a Great Leap Forward for Innovation? China in the Global Television Format Business Michael Keane 16. Global Television Formats and the Political Economy of Cultural Adaptation: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in India Lauhona Ganguly 17. Global Franchising, Gender, and Genre: The Case of Domestic Reality Television Sharon Sharp 18. Reiterational Texts and Global Imagination: Television Strikes Back Tasha Oren
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