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A companion to television

Author: Janet Wasko
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Blackwell companions in cultural studies, 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of original essays that chart the history of television from its inception to the present day. Over thirty leading scholars across the humanities and social sciences look at television scholarship as it responded to technological, institutional, and aesthetic changes around the world. The essays cover a myriad of topics and theories that have led to television's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Llibres electrònics
Electronic books
Handboeken (vorm)
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to television.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
(DLC) 2005000692
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Wasko
ISBN: 1405141468 9781405141468 9781405100946 140510094X 9781405198776 140519877X
OCLC Number: 60564885
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 627 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents: The development of television studies / Horace Newcomb --
Critical perspectives on television from the Frankfurt School to postmodernism / Doug Kellner --
Television and history / Paddy Scannell --
Our TV heritage / Lynn Spigel --
Television as a moving aesthetic / Julianne H. Newton --
Locating the televisual in golden age television / Caren Deming --
Television production / Jane M. Shattuc --
Who rules TV? States, markets, and the public interest / Sylvia Harvey --
Public broadcasting and democratic culture / Graham Murdock --
Culture, services, knowledge / Stuart Cunningham --
Television advertising as textual and economic systems / Matthew P. McAllister --
Watching television / Eileen R. Meehan --
Keeping "abreast" of MTV and Viacom / Jack Banks --
The trade in television news / Andrew Calabrese --
Configurations of the new television landscape / Albert Moran --
The study of soap opera / Christine Geraghty --
The shifting terrain of American talk shows / Jane M. Shattuc --
Television and sports / Michael R. Real --
"Where the past comes alive" / Gary R. Edgerton --
"How will you make it on your own?" / Bonnie J. Dow --
Television and race / Sasha Torres --
Television, public spheres, and civic cultures / Peter Dahlgren --
Television and public opinion / Justin Lewis --
Reality TV / Annette Hill --
A special audience? children and television / David Buckingham --
Local community channels / DeeDee Halleck --
Latin American commercial television / John Sinclair --
Television in China / Yuezhi Zhao and Zhenshi Guo --
Japanese television / Shunya Yoshimi --
Change and transformation in South African television / Ruth Teer-Tomaselli --
Television in the Arab East / Nabil H. Dajani.
Series Title: Blackwell companions in cultural studies, 10.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Wasko.
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