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  • Living with Star Trekby Lincoln Geraghty

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 24.00

    There is a wealth of literature on 'Star Trek', and this book is a welcome and original contribution to it. The book not only sets 'Star Trek' in dialogue with ideas and stories of utopia, community, self-improvement, that are central to American culture and history, but goes further to examine the complex ways in which these are taken up and used... more...

  • Angry Buzz, Theby Patricia Holland

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 54.00

    Current affairs television in the UK, in more than half a century of programmes, has set out to tell us something we didn't know, treating its audience as citizens with the right to demand that 'something must be done'. Over their 36 year history, This Week and its replacement TVEye helped to mark out that democratic project. This is the story of This... more...

  • Dexterby Douglas L. Howard

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 17.00

    Based upon the successful Jeff Lindsay novel 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter', Showtime's and FX's 'Dexter' continues to raise the bar on television drama, as it chronicles the grisly exploits of a police blood spatter expert who moonlights as a serial killer (or vice versa). Unlike other serial killers, however, Dexter only kills the bad guys, a distinction... more...

  • Crime Watchingby Deborah Jermyn

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 29.00

    In recent years reality TV formats have proliferated on television. One of the most significant and controversial strands within this has been the growth of ?real crime TV?. Encapsulating everything from crime appeal shows to reconstruction programmes and actuality footage shows, real crime TV now plays a major role in our television schedules, filling... more...

  • Third Wave Feminism and Televisionby Merri Lisa Johnson

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 28.00

    The sexual politics of television culture is the territory covered by this ground-breaking book - the first to demonstrate the ways in which third wave feminist television studies approaches and illuminates mainstream TV. Leading voices in third wave feminism focus on innovative US television shows, including The Sopranos, Oz, Six Feet Under, The... more...

  • Reading the Sopranosby David Lavery

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 24.00

    The Sopranos' has been described by the 'New York Times' as the most important work of American popular culture in fifty years. It is also the most talked about series in the history of television. Reading 'The Sopranos', the fullest and finest book on David Chase's series, is published to coincide with the run of its sixth and penultimate season.... more...

  • Nationalist Myths and Modern Mediaby Jan Herman Brinks; Stella Rock; Edward Timms

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 45.00

    Does patriotic pride inevitably develop into nationalistic aggression? Is this exacerbated by the global outreach of the media? And what is the relationship between mainstream politics and increasingly vocal anti-immigrant and far-right groups? This book tackles these thorny questions, from Europe, the US and post-Soviet Russia, to probe the overlaps... more...

  • Quality TVby Janet McCabe; Kim Akass

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 27.00

    In his seminal book'Television?s Second Golden Age', Robert Thompson described quality TV as ?best defined by what it is not?: ?it is not ?regular? TV?. Audacious maybe, but his statement renewed debate on the meaning of this highly contentious term. Dealing primarily with the post-1996 era shaped by digital technologies and defined by consumer choice... more...

  • Reading Stargate SG-1by Stan Beeler; Lisa Dickson

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 23.00

    In 1997 the series Stargate SG-1 first aired on American cable television and over the course of nearly nine seasons has developed its own unique mythological superstructure._x000D_ Stargate SG-1 focuses on the dynamic relationships among the show?s main characters, the four-person first-contact team: SG-1. Each week they are taken to new planets where... more...

  • Dawn of the Dumbby Charlie Brooker

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    The latest from Charlie Brooker, 'the funniest newspaper columnist in the world' (Racing Post) - includes in-depth coverage of Celebrity Big Brother 2007. more...