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Television culture

Author: John Fiske
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
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This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining 'Why Fiske Still Matters' for today's students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Ron Becker, Aniko Bodroghkozy, Steve Classen, Elana Levine, Jason Mittell, Greg Smith and Pam Wilson on 'John Fiske and Television Culture'. Both underline the continuing relevance of this foundational text in the  Read more...
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Fiske, John.
Television culture.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2010022071
(OCoLC)639520955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Fiske
ISBN: 9780203837153 0203837150 9781136868573 1136868577
OCLC Number: 692198006
Notes: "With new introductory essay on Why Fiske Still Matters, by Henry Jenkins, and with a new discussion on the topic of John Fiske and "Television Culture", between Ron Becker, Aniko Bodroghkozy, Steve Classen, Elana Levine, Jason Mittell, Greg Smith and Pamela Wilson."
Description: 1 online resource (lxi, 358 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Some television, some topics, and some terminology. The codes of television ; Some terminology --
Realism. The form of realism ; Realism and radicalism --
Realism and ideology. Popularity ; Realism and discourse ; Television and social change --
Subjectivity and address. The social subject ; The discursive subject ; Addressing the subject ; Psychoanalysis and the subject --
Active audiences. Text and social subjects ; Making meanings ; Modes of reception ; Gossip and oral culture ; The social determination of meanings --
Activated texts. The polysemy of the television text ; Open, writerly texts ; Producerly texts ; Segmentation and flow ; Television and culture --
Intertextuality. Horizontal intertextuality ; Genre ; Inescapeable intertextuality ; Vertical intertextuality : reading the secondary text ; The tertiary text ; Intertextuality and polysemy --
Narrative. Realism revisited ; Structuralist approaches to narrative ; Mythic narrative ; Narrative structures ; Narrative codes ; Televisual narrative --
Character reading. Realist and structural approaches ; Reading character from the primary text ; Reading character : the secondary texts ; Identification, implication, and ideology --
Gendered television : femininity. Soap opera form ; Disruption ; Deferment and process ; Sexuality and empowerment ; Excess ; Plenitude and polysemy ; The feminine as decentered --
Gendered television : masculinity. The structure of the masculine A-Team ; The absence of women ; The absence of work and marriage ; The A-Team as achievement ; The phallus, the penis, and porn ; Male bonding and the hero team ; Gender and narrative form --
Pleasure and play. Psychoanalysis and pleasure ; Pleasure and social control ; Pleasure, play, and control ; Pleasure and rule breaking ; Empowering play ; Pleasure and textuality --
Carnival and style. Rock 'n' wrestling ; Style and music video ; The pleasures of Miami vice ; Commodified pleasure --
Quizzical pleasures. Game and ritual ; Knowledge and power ; Luck ; Commodities ; The active audience ; Articulating quiz shows --
News readings, news readers. The strategies of containment ; Categorization ; Subcategories ; Objectivity ; Exnomination and inoculation ; Metaphor ; News narrative ; News analysis ; The forces of disruption --
Conclusion : the popular economy. The problem of the popular ; The two economies ; Popular cultural capital ; Resistance and semiotic power ; Diversity and difference. BOOK COVER --
TITLE --
WHY FISKE STILL MATTERS --
JOHN FISKE AND TELEVISION CULTURE --
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS --
1. SOME TELEVISION, SOME TOPICS, AND SOME TERMINOLOGY --
2. REALISM --
3. REALISM AND IDEOLOGY --
4. SUBJECTIVITY AND ADDRESS --
5. ACTIVE AUDIENCES --
6. ACTIVATED TEXTS --
7. INTERTEXTUALITY --
8. NARRATIVE --
9. CHARACTER READING --
10. GENDERED TELEVISION: FEMININITY --
11. GENDERED TELEVISION: MASCULINITY --
12. PLEASURE AND PLAY --
13. CARNIVAL AND STYLE --
14. QUIZZICAL PLEASURES --
15. NEWS READINGS, NEWS READERS --
16. CONCLUSION: THE POPULAR ECONOMY --
NAME INDEX.
Responsibility: John Fiske.
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