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- 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...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00
The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many Americans espouse a "colorblind" racial ideology and publicly endorse the broad goals of integration and equal treatment without regard to race,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
Television has a powerful impact on our beliefs and is open to use as a political and propaganda tool. Greg Philo has taken a new approach to examining these issues by inviting groups of television viewers to write their own news programmes, based on news pictures from the 1984-5 British miners' strike. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America?s most popular spectator sport wasn?t baseball, boxing, or horseracing?it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest?500 miles,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
Producer-writer Roy Huggins is best known for creating the TV series, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Run For Your Life and The Rockford Files (with Stephen J. Cannell). This biography details his personal and professional life, aided by exclusive interviews with family, producers, actors and writers who worked with Huggins. The author was... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00
From the meth-dealing but devoted family man Walter White of AMCs Breaking Bad, to the part-time basketball coach, part-time gigolo Ray Drecker of HBOs Hung, depictions of male characters perplexed by societal expectations of men and anxious about changing American masculinity have become standard across the television landscape. Engaging... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte discusses science fiction?s cultural progressiveness and... more...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
With its dedication to odd and unique reality television, the media has created intrigue and provided entertainment that reflects a diverse American culture. This book examines such reality television shows, as well as audience response and fan interaction. more...