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  • Televising Democraciesby Bob Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    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... more...

  • China Turned Onby James Lull

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    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$ 120.00

    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$ 120.00

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • Reality TVby Misha Kavka

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    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...

  • The Ad-Makersby Tom von Logue Newth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    The Ad-Makers looks at the cinematic form where commerce and creativity collide most dramatically: the TV commercial. Featuring interviews from top professionals in the field, the book provides the kind of behind-the-scenes expertise that it usually takes a lifetime of professional practice to acquire. Gathered from the disciplines of cinematography,... 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...

  • The Untold History of Televisionby Kathleen Olmstead

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals)by James Lull

    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...