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  • 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...

  • Fan Phenomena: Doctor Whoby Paul Booth

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.00

    Since its premiere in November 1963, the classic British television programme Doctor Who has been a cornerstone of popular culture for half a century. From the earliest ?Exterminate!? to the recent ?Allons-y!,? from the white-haired grandfather to the wide-grinned youth, the show has depicted the adventures of a time-travelling, dual-hearted, quick-witted... more...

  • Fan Phenomena: Star Trekby Bruce Drushel

    Intellect Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.00

    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. Fuelling the ever-expanding franchise are some of the most rabid and loyal fans in the universe, known affectionately... more...

  • Sons of Anarchy and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; Jason T. Eberl; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 18.95

    “Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts” Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities. Provides fascinating... more...

  • Fantasy Girlsby Elyce Rae Helford

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 47.99

    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 V-chip Debateby Monroe E. Price

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    The V-chip is a highly significant part of the discussion about whether television (or broadcasting in general) deserves some special attention in terms of its accessibility to children, its particular power to affect conduct, and its invasiveness. But as this notion of filtering and labeling has caught the imagination of the regulator, the legislator,... more...

  • The TV Showrunner's Roadmapby Neil Landau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    If you?ve ever dreamed of being in charge of your own network, cable, or web series, then this is the book for you. The TV Showrunner?s Roadmap provides you with the tools for creating, writing, and managing your own hit show. Combining his 20+ years as a working screenwriter and UCLA professor, Neil Landau expertly guides you through 21 essential... more...

  • Das ewige Scheitern: Jugendfernsehen in Deutschlandby Maria Brennecke

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 18.59

    Im Jahr 2012 wird das Thema "Jugendfernsehen" wieder stark diskutiert. Die öffentlich-rechtlichen Sender stellen sich die Frage, ob das Anbieten von Jugendsendungen zu ihren Pflichtaufgaben gehört. Diese Überlegungen existieren bereits seit dem Bestehen des deutschen Fernsehens. Seit dessen Beginn wurde viel ausprobiert, um die Jugendlichen zu unterhalten.... more...

  • Geschlechtliche Positionierung in der Populärkultur: Über die Männlichkeit in der Sitcom "Two and a half men"by Anke Jaeger

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 18.59

    In dieser Abschlussarbeit wird die geschlechtliche Positionierung von Männern innerhalb der US-Sitcom 'Two and a half men' analysiert. Dabei ist von besonderem Interesse, wie Mann-Sein in der populären Serie verstanden und gelebt wird. Die Sitcom bietet sich als Untersuchungsgegenstand in besonderem Maße an, da Männlichkeit und das Zusammenleben unter... more...

  • Literatur im Fernsehen: Konzeption und Gestaltung dreier literarischer Talkformate des ZDFby Constanze Arnold

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 27.77

    Marcel Reich-Ranicki, deutscher TV-Literaturkritiker, brachte das Problem auf den Punkt: Er wollte wissen, wie man sich der Herausforderung stellt, Literatur im Fernsehen zu präsentieren. Die Konzeption war zunächst einmal durch allgemeine Ratlosigkeit geprägt. Diese Untersuchung möchte einen Beitrag zu der komplexen Fragestellung der konzeptionellen... more...