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  • Why We Love Sociopathsby Adam Kotsko

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    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 Language of Televisionby Albert Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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$ 47.95

    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...

  • Television News and the Elderlyby Michael L. Hilt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers? and news directors? attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer?s status as a viewing audience of the news and how they are presented in the news.... more...

  • Televising Democraciesby Bob Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Published in 1992, this was the first book to assess the impact of television broadcasting on the House of Commons and its Member?s behaviour. It looks at the implications for political journalism as well as broader questions concerning the role of media in a democracy. Bringing together contributions from senior broadcasters, politicians from various... more...

  • China Turned Onby James Lull

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China?s effort to ?modernize? and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a ?bridge? between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party and the most popular form of entertainment for Chinese... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Televisionby J. Mallory Wober

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A critical review of the harms and benefits of television that also examines systems for maximizing television's benefits. The author breaks away from the conventional jargon of audience measurement and other traditional research methods, proposing instead new and alternative European and Australian methods of evaluating programming. Typical characterizations... more...

  • Remote Controlby Ellen Seiter; Hans Borchers; Gabriele Kreutzner; Eva-Maria Warth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The ways in which we watch television tell us much about our views of gender, the family and society. Bringing together the leading experts in the field of audience studies, this book investigates how viewers watch television, and what they think about the programmes they see. Originally published in 1989, the book is divided into two sections which... more...

  • Videology and Utopiaby Alfred Willener; Guy Milliard; Alex Ganty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    When this book was originally published in 1976, video represented a new instrument, a new medium, and a new field of research with largely unrealized potential. The video-taperecorder was an addition to the technology of mass communications, a handy gadget for recording synchronized images and sound on magnetic tapes for storage or simultaneous playback.... more...

  • Style in British Television Dramaby Lez Cooke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001. Taking dinner table scenes as a recurring motif, the study analyses changes in televisual style with reference to production practices, technology, aesthetic preferences, and social and institutional change. more...