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  • The World of Mr Selfridgeby Alison Maloney

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 30.99

    With love affairs, class issues, glamour, great story-telling and social history, Mr Selfridge is the biggest budget ITV-produced drama of all time. Beginning in 1909, Mr Selfridge follows a colourful cast of characters whose lives and fortunes are entangled with the founder of the magnificent department store. An American retail visionary, Harry Selfridge... more...

  • Television Field Production and Reportingby Arshad Ansari

    Mangalam Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    Television its viewers and the ways it functions in society, are so multifarious that no tightly focused theoretical perspective can provide us with adequate insight. The theoretical and methodological roots of this hook lie in that loosely delineated area known as "cultural studies" which derives from particular inflections of Marxism, semiotics... more...

  • The Buffyverse Catalogby Don Macnaughtan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This bibliographic guide covers the "Buffyverse"--the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts... more...

  • 5000 Episodes and No Commercialsby David Hofstede

    Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Groundbreaking! Does for TV shows what Leonard Maltin?s guides do for movies! Forget movies! Sales of TV DVDs are outpacing all other categories, according to Video Store magazine. The Simpsons, 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias , even old chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the stores as fans and collectors rush... more...

  • Brady, Brady, Bradyby Sherwood Schwartz; Lloyd J. Schwartz

    Running Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved series to ever grace American television screens. Whether you?ve been a devoted fan since its inception in the late 1960s, or are a more recent Brady buff thanks to its steady airing in syndication, there is an undeniable shared delight that comes from the simple-natured, humor-filled world of that picture-perfect... more...

  • Why We Love Sociopathsby Adam Kotsko

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sociopaths are pervasive in contemporary television, from high-brow drama all the way down to cartoons -- and of course the news as well. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Park to the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men , cold and ruthless characters captivate us, making us wish that we could be so effective and successful. Yet... more...

  • The Revolution Was Televisedby Alan Sepinwall

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 16.99

    A phenomenal account of how twelve innovative television dramas from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad transformed the medium and the culture at large from TV critic Alan Sepinwall. In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing... more...

  • The Moaning of Lifeby Karl Pilkington

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 10.82

    "Why are we here?" The only time I ever asked meself that was on a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.' Left to his own devices, Karl Pilkington would be happy with his life just as it is. But now he's hit forty, everyone keeps asking him why he's so reluctant to marry his girlfriend and why he doesn't want to have kids. It's time for Karl to face up to... more...

  • The Language of Televisionby Albert Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    The first part of this book assesses how television presents viewers with information - contrasting the ?official reality? of news and current affairs programmes with the anarchic view of the world put out by such as Morecambe and Wise and the two Ronnies. It challenges the politics of programme schedules and takes care to consider the language used... more...

  • The Ideological Octopusby Justin Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Originally published in 1991, this introduction to studying the television audience discusses developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television. How, in the most precise and intricate sense, does television influence the way we think about the world? What ideological role does it... more...