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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00
It is now fashionable to analyse the merits of a society and its message systems not just with ?objective? measures such as GDP and audience sizes, but also subjectively with measures of well being and appreciation of programmes. The latter procedures, more widespread in Europe than in the USA, receives pioneering discussion in this book, originally... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00
A comprehensive and compelling examination of one of cable television's most innovative and popular networks, The Essential HBO Reader looks at every aspect of HBO's development as a corporation, a creative voice, and a brand. The authors explore the network's diverse repertoire of programming, from drama to comedy to documentaries and sports -- including... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a wave of TV shows, first on premium cable channels like HBO and then basic cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television's inventiveness, emotional resonance and ambition. Shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield tackled issues of life and death, love and... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 29.00
Is reality TV a coherent genre? This book addresses this question by examining the characteristics, contexts and breadth of reality TV through a history of its programming trends. Paying attention to stylistic connections as well as key concepts, this study breaks reality television down into three main 'generations': the camcorder generation,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00
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...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 11.99
The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape. Go behind the scenes to explore the inception and development of these series, thought-provoking episode analysis, and on-the-set stories about the cast and crew. This ebook bundles... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of China?s most important television series to detailed descriptions of how families in the United States interpret and use television at home, James... more...