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Television

  • Cult TV Book, Theby Stacey Abbott

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Cult TV is a very exciting area of contemporary television. The Cult TV Book is the companion reference to this TV phenomenon, whose shows push theboundaries and offer biting commentaries on society today.Cult TV is also changing. Where being cult used to mean being marginal with a small, loyal fan base, cult TV is now key to the television industry,... more...

  • Hitchcock & the Anxiety of Authorshipby Leslie H. Abramson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    How are issues of authorship engaged by and dynamized within the films of Alfred Hitchcock? Abramson interrogates his oeuvre as an extended, ever shifting meditation on the authorial conflicts endemic to the conditions and processes of cinema production, exhibition, and reception. more...

  • Revolution Televisedby Christine Acham

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    In Revolution Televised, Christine Acham offers a complex reading of African American television history, finding within programs like Sanford and Son and Good Times opposition to dominant white constructions of African American identity. Revolution Televised deftly illustrates how black television artists operated within the constraints of the television... more...

  • Can We Trust the BBC?by Robin Aitken

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    This book asks a big question: can we trust the BBC? As the most famous media brand in the world, the BBC is growing bigger and more powerful every year. Its reputation depends on honest and accurate journalism. But this book argues that the Corporation's own pervasive political culture imperils its impartiality. It demonstrates how some groups and... more...

  • Reading Sex and the Cityby Kim Akass; Janet McCabe

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    HBO?s hit series Sex and the City has a huge international fanbase and has picked up major awards, yet until now it has received little critical attention. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for TV comedy drama, discussing its position in... more...

  • Media Practice in Iraqby Ahmed K. Al-Rawi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A historical survey of the Iraqi media from its beginning up to the present day, focusing on the post-2003 media scene and the political and societal divisions that occurred in Iraq after US-led occupation. Investigates the nature of the media outlets and offers an analysis of the way Iraqi satellite channels covered the 2010 general elections. more...

  • The Insider's Guide to Film Financeby Philip Alberstat

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Financing an independent feature film production is a highly complex process. This book demystifies the legal and commercial implications of a film from start to finish. It provides a detailed survey of each of the processes and players involved, and analyses of the legal and commercial issues faced by all of the participants in a film financing... more...

  • TV Formats Worldwideby Moran Albert

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 32.00

    Beginning around 2003, television studies has seen the growth of interest in the genre of reality shows. However, concentrating on this genre has tended to sideline the even more significant emergence of the program format as a central mode of business and culture in the new television landscape. TV Formats Worldwide redresses this balance, and heralds... more...

  • Channels of Discourse, Reassembledby Robert C. Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 35.95

    Channels of Discourse fills a significant gap in the critical literature on television. The eight distinguished scholars whose essays make up the collection consider commercial televisionin relation to the major strands of contemporary literary, cultural and cinematic criticism. more...

  • 2 Minutes & Under Volume 2by Glenn Alterman

    Smith and Kraus Inc 2002; US$ 9.99

    The monologues in this volume are original character monologues for men and women by Glenn Alterman. more...