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Ambient television : visual culture and public space

Author: Anna McCarthy
Publisher: Durham : Duke Univ. Press, 2001.
Series: Console-ing passions
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the role of television in public space at different points in the history of the medium. The author explores the significance of this pervasive phenomenon, tracing the forms of conflict,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna McCarthy
ISBN: 0822326833 9780822326830 0822326922 9780822326922
OCLC Number: 237794034
Description: xi, 316 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Public Lives of TV 1Part I. Histories and Institutions Rhetorics of TV Spectatorships Outside the Home 271. TV, Class, and Social Control in the 1940s Neighborhood Tavern 292. Gendered Fantasies of TV Shopping in the Postwar Department Store 633. Out-of-Home Networks in the 1990s 89Part II. Places and Practices Reading TV Installations in Daily Life 1154. Shaping Public and Private Space with TV Screens 1175. Television and Consumption at the Point of Purchase 1556. Television While You Wait 1957. Terminal Thoughts on Art, Activism, and Video for Public Places 225Notes 253Works Cited 287Index 305
Series Title: Console-ing passions
Responsibility: Anna McCarthy.

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