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  • How Real Is Reality TV?by David S. Escoffery

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    American viewers are attracted to what they see as the non-scripted, unpredictable freshness of reality television. But although the episodes may not be scripted, the shows are constructed within a deliberately designed framework, reflecting societal values. The political, economic and personal issues of reality TV are in many ways simply an exaggerated... more...

  • Queer in the Choir Roomby Michelle Parke

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    These new essays examine the many ways that issues of gender and sexuality intersect with other identities and practices--including race, religion, disability, music and education--on the Fox hit program Glee. With gender and sexuality concerns at the crux, the authors tackle such specific aspects of the show as the coming out narrative, Glee fandom... more...

  • Tribal Televisionby Dustin Tahmahkera

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms more...

  • Reality TVby Mark Andrejevic

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive economy and to a savvy mistrust of mediated reality in general. Surveying several successful reality-TV... more...

  • Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television Historyby Stewart Anderson; Melissa Chakars

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in different parts of the world between the 1950s and... more...

  • Gossip Girlby Lori Bindig

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW?s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007?2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and she explores the potential ramifications of popular media texts like Gossip Girl . more...

  • The Ultimate South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp; Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"! The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV’s most irreverent animated series. Offers readers a philosophically... more...

  • Art and Politics in Have Gun--Will Travelby Kathleen L. Spencer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    From 1955 to 1964, American television was awash in adult Westerns, accounting for as much as one quarter of all prime-time programming. During its six seasons (1957-1963), Have Gun-Will Travel was recognized as one of the best shows on television--politically the most liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the most sophisticated, largely due... more...

  • Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralistby J. Douglas Rabb; J. Michael Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote before the influence of the modern moral philosophers, while Whedon is writing in the postmodern period. It is argued that Whedon's work is more in harmony with the early modern... more...

  • Battlestar Galactica and Philosophyby Jason T. Eberl

    Wiley 2011; US$ 25.95

    This thought-provoking book examines the philosophical issues arising from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward journey to Earth is also an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers. more...