skip to content
American television genres Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

American television genres

Author: Stuart M Kaminsky; Jeffrey H Mahan
Publisher: Chicago : Nelson-Hall, [1985] ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this book, Kaminsky and other scholars use the sophisticated critical tools of contemporary literary and film analysis to examine popular American television genres. Critical approaches ranging from historical to anthropological to structural and psychoanalytic are clearly presented and then used to analyze a variety of shows including soap operas, police dramas, game shows, and news programs. Throughout the book  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaminsky, Stuart M.
American television genres.
Chicago : Nelson-Hall, ©1985
(OCoLC)563589663
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart M Kaminsky; Jeffrey H Mahan
ISBN: 0830410848 9780830410842 0882298283 9780882298283
OCLC Number: 10850405
Description: x, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A historical perspective on the popular arts --
What is the critical task? --
Genre and order --
The difference in media experience --
An application of Northrop Frye's analytical methods to quiz and game shows --
The history and conventions of the police tale --
A structural analysis of the police story / Dennis Giles --
Television soap opera: "Incest, bigamy, and fatal disease" / Charles Derry --
A Jungian approach to science fiction and horror --
Erik Erikson's life cycles as related to comedy --
A Freudian analysis of the private detective tale / Jeffery H. Mahan --
Myth and history and television news --
Ethnic images in American popular culture: revolution, evolution, or variation? --
Television, the evil eye / Dennis Giles and Marilyn Jackson-Beeck.
Responsibility: Stuart M. Kaminsky with Jeffrey H. Mahan.

Abstract:

In this book, Kaminsky and other scholars use the sophisticated critical tools of contemporary literary and film analysis to examine popular American television genres. Critical approaches ranging from historical to anthropological to structural and psychoanalytic are clearly presented and then used to analyze a variety of shows including soap operas, police dramas, game shows, and news programs. Throughout the book the authors explore the ways in ehich the genres of popular television regularly viewed by millions are significant on a cultural and social level. These explorations reveal that popular television can be understood as a rich and complex art form. This book will provide the student with a detailed introduction to the art of television criticism.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10850405> # American television genres
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "10850405" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1147024> ; # Television program genres
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Topic/fernsehprogramm> ; # Fernsehprogramm
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Topic/television_program_genres_united_states> ; # Television program genres--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Topic/fernsehen> ; # Fernsehen
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/791.45750973/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Topic/television_emissions_etats_unis_histoire_et_critique> ; # Télévision - Émissions - États-Unis - Histoire et critique
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Person/mahan_jeffrey_h> ; # Jeffrey H. Mahan
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Person/kaminsky_stuart_m> ; # Stuart M. Kaminsky
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1985" ;
    schema:datePublished "1985" ;
    schema:description "In this book, Kaminsky and other scholars use the sophisticated critical tools of contemporary literary and film analysis to examine popular American television genres. Critical approaches ranging from historical to anthropological to structural and psychoanalytic are clearly presented and then used to analyze a variety of shows including soap operas, police dramas, game shows, and news programs. Throughout the book the authors explore the ways in ehich the genres of popular television regularly viewed by millions are significant on a cultural and social level. These explorations reveal that popular television can be understood as a rich and complex art form. This book will provide the student with a detailed introduction to the art of television criticism."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2834886> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/563589663> ;
    schema:name "American television genres"@en ;
    schema:productID "10850405" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780830410842> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780882298283> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/10850405> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Person/kaminsky_stuart_m> # Stuart M. Kaminsky
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Kaminsky" ;
    schema:givenName "Stuart M." ;
    schema:name "Stuart M. Kaminsky" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Person/mahan_jeffrey_h> # Jeffrey H. Mahan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Mahan" ;
    schema:givenName "Jeffrey H." ;
    schema:name "Jeffrey H. Mahan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Topic/television_emissions_etats_unis_histoire_et_critique> # Télévision - Émissions - États-Unis - Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Télévision - Émissions - États-Unis - Histoire et critique"@en ;
    schema:name "Télévision--Émissions--États-Unis--Histoire et critique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2834886#Topic/television_program_genres_united_states> # Television program genres--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh96003329> ;
    schema:name "Television program genres--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1147024> # Television program genres
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Television program genres"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780830410842>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0830410848" ;
    schema:isbn "9780830410842" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780882298283>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0882298283" ;
    schema:isbn "9780882298283" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/563589663>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "American television genres." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10850405> ; # American television genres
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.