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Seeing things : television in the age of uncertainty

Author: John Ellis
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Tauris, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Television, according to the author, makes us witnesses of often traumatic events and tries - and fails - to provide us with narratives that make sense of the world. This work explores its processes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ellis
ISBN: 1860641253 9781860641251 1860644899 9781860644894
OCLC Number: 265649404
Description: 193 S.
Contents: Introduction; witness - a new way of perceiving the world; witness through the 20th century; the first era of television - scarcity; the second era of television - availability; working through - television in the age of uncertainty; working through and the videographic; working through and the genres of television; scheduling - where power lies in television; Channel 4 - from offer-led to demand-led television; the third era of television - plenty.
Responsibility: John Ellis.
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