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  • 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...

  • Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals)by James Lull

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Politik und Filmby Ulrich Hamenstädt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 9.99

    Dieses Essential bietet einen Überblick zu unterschiedlichen Interpretationen der Verbindung zwischen Politik und Film. Filme und Fernsehserien werden dabei als wichtige Darstellungsformen von Politik begriffen. In zahlreichen Formaten wird dies in den letzten Jahren deutlich. Interessant wird es jedoch, wenn Filme und Serien nicht den Anspruch erheben... more...

  • Quality TVby Janet McCabe; Kim Akass

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    In his seminal book'Television?s Second Golden Age', Robert Thompson described quality TV as ?best defined by what it is not?: ?it is not ?regular? TV?. Audacious maybe, but his statement renewed debate on the meaning of this highly contentious term. Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice... more...

  • Reality TVby Misha Kavka

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...