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  • TV-Wissenschaftsmagazine auf Heldenreiseby Eric Mayer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 16.61

    Fernsehformate, die Wissen vermitteln, sind zum festen Bestandteil der heutigen Fernsehlandschaft geworden. Denn Wissen - im Sinne von Bildung - hängt eng mit Erfolg und Stellung in der Gesellschaft zusammen, ist also zum Statussymbol avanciert. Auf diesem gesellschaftlichen Nährboden stehen TV-Wissenschaftsmagazine. Fernsehmacher haben dabei die Herausforderung,... more...

  • Girls and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    The drama-comedy show Girls —often under-rated by being perceived as Sex and the City for the Millennial generation—has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twenty-something female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships.... 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...

  • Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory (Updated Edition)by George Beahm

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95

    REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED! The Big Bang Theory – CBS?s surprise hit sitcom – was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn?t surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reality TVby Annette Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ?I wouldn?t want anyone to know this but?? Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a range of programmes from the mundane to those that... more...

  • Die Philosophie bei "Game of Thrones"by Henry Jacoby

    Wiley 2014; US$ 14.95

    Moral, Lügen und Intrigen sind die Themen bei George R.R. Martin. Gerade weil es in dieser Geschichte keine klassische Unterteilung in Gut und Böse gibt, ist eine philosophische Betrachtung der Beweggründe der Personen für ihr Handeln interessant. Ist Familie oder Rache wichtiger? Wer sollte die Sieben Königreiche regieren?... 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 Secret Diary of Eric Cowell - Aged 6 1/2 monthsby Tess Read

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    The innermost thoughts of Simon Cowell?s son : ‘I woke up to find that everyone was all a twitter. By which I mean that Dad?s twits and almost the whole world were going crazy with the news that I had been born. Quite right. I?m sure that when everyone is born they think they are the centre of the universe, and with me it turns out to be true. I... more...