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  • The Rovers Return: The Official Coronation Street Companionby Tim Randall

    Headline 2013; US$ 34.33

    Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV soap-opera and a hugely popular national institution. From the moment the very first episode flickered onto our screens on 9 December 1960, the very heart of the show has always been the Rovers Return public house. It may just be a backstreet boozer, but TV's most famous pub has been at the centre... 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 Essential HBO Readerby Gary R. Edgerton; Jeffrey P. Jones

    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...

  • Classical Masculinity and the Spectacular Body on Filmby Daniel O'Brien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The muscle-bound male body is a perennial feature of classically-inflected action cinema. This book reassesses these films as a cinematic form, focusing on the depiction of heroic masculinity. In particular, Hercules in his many incarnations has greatly influenced popular cultural interpretations of manliness and the exaggerated male form. more...

  • The Moaning of Lifeby Karl Pilkington

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.46

    "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...

  • Reality TVby Annette Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ?I wouldn?t want anyone to know this but?? Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a range of programmes from the mundane to those that... more...

  • Television and Criticismby Solange Davin; Rhona Jackson

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Television and Criticism unites distinguished scholars from the fields of literary criticism, media studies, and film studies to challenge the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Through a theoretical lens, this volume addresses such topics as the blurring of genres, television and identity, and the sophistication of television audiences... more...

  • Ultimate Lost and Philosophyby William Irwin; Sharon Kaye

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95

    Expanded and up-to-date-the ultimate guide that explores meaning and philosophy of all six seasons of Lost Lost is more than just a popular television show; it's a complex examination of meaningful philosophical questions. What does good versus evil mean on the island? Is it a coincidence that characters John Locke and Desmond David Hume are... more...

  • Charlie Brooker's Screen Burnby Charlie Brooker

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    'These days, watching television is like sitting in the back of Travis Bickle's taxicab, staring through the window at a world of relentless, churning shod ... ' Cruel, acerbic, impassioned, gleeful, frequently outrageous and always hilarious, Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn collects the best of the much-loved Guardian Guide columns into one... more...

  • The Stories That Changed Australia: 50 Years of Four Cornersby Sally Neighbour

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 21.85

    A landmark book written by household names in journalism, among them Kerry O'Brien, Chris Masters and Caroline Jones, this is the first book from FOUR CORNERS in 26 years and will be the must-have book for Fathers Day. In the fifty years it's been on air, Four Corners has broken more stories, triggered more headlines, generated more controversy and... more...