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  • Fan Phenomena: Star Trekby Bruce E. Drushel

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    From a decidedly inauspicious start as a low-rated television series in the 1960s that was cancelled after three seasons, Star Trek has grown to become a multi-billion-dollar industry of spin-off series, feature films and merchandise. more...

  • Video Revolutionsby Michael Z. Newman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer gadget, a format for watching movies at home, a force for democracy, and the ultimate, ubiquitous means of documenting reality. In the twenty-first... more...

  • Veronica Mars and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 17.95

    Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway? Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking... more...

  • The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operasby Jim Cox

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks,... more...

  • The A to Z of Australian Radio and Televisionby Albert Moran; Chris Keating

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television provides essential facts and information concerning the Australian radio and television industry. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, television and radio... more...

  • The A to Z of British Radioby Seán Street

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical... more...

  • Best of the Britcomsby Garry Berman

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    This book covers the most noteworthy situation comedies ever to cross the pond. Each entry has a show summary and descriptions of standout episodes and behind-the-scenes details. This revised edition contains 7 new chapters on programs that have aired in the U.S. since the original edition and includes the later developments of older series' storylines... more...

  • Tribal Warfareby Christopher J. Wright

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 32.99

    Tribal Warfare thoroughly investigates a central element of the hit reality television show Survivor that the existing literature on reality television has overlooked: class politics. Christopher J. Wright combines textual analysis and survey research to demonstrate that Survivor operates and resonates as a political allegory. more...

  • Fantasy Girlsby Elyce Rae Helford

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 43.99

    Fantasy Girls seeks to explore as well as challenge the power and the promises of this recent media phenomenon. Such TV programming offers the exciting opportunity to rethink established gender norms, but how far is it really pushing the limits of the status quo? Amidst the exuberant optimism of fanzines and doting fan websites, the contributors to... more...

  • The Big Bang Theory and Philosophyby William Irwin; Dean Kowalski

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether... more...