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  • The Greatest Show in the Galaxyby Marc Schuster; Tom Powers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    The long-running BBC science fiction program Doctor Who has garnered an intense and extremely loyal fan base since its 1963 debut. This work examines the influences of psychology, literature, pop culture, and the social sciences on Doctor Who storylines and characters. Topics explored include how such issues as class, gender, and sexual attraction... more...

  • Fragile Magicby Ronald A Willis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 8.95

    This is a brief, but handy book outlining the task of viewing theatrical performances and evaluating them. Although aimed primarily at the festival level respondent, it is a book that can enhance the ability to evaluate and respond to the theatre experience, creating at the broadest level a sensitive and enriched audience. more...

  • Alan Clarkeby Dave Rolinson

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 23.99

    The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play 'Scum', and his study of football hooliganism, 'The Firm'. This book uncovers the full range of his work from the mythic fantasy of 'Penda's Fen', to the radical short film on terrorism,... more...

  • State of playby Robin Nelson

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 24.99

    Robin Nelson's State of play up-dates and develops the arguments of his influential TV Drama In Transition (1997). It is equally distinctive in setting analusis of the aesethetics and compositional principles of texts within a broad conceptual framework (technologies, institutions, economics, cultural trends). Tracing "the great value shift... more...

  • Doctor Who: Impossible Worldsby Stephen Nicholas; Mike Tucker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 23.99

    An intimate, behind-the-curtains tour of the sets, costumes, spacecraft, alien planets, creatures, weapons, and gadgets used to create the stunning world of Doctor Who . From distant galaxies in the far-flung future, to ancient history on the planet Earth, Doctor Who is unique for the breadth of imaginative possibilities it offers the artists... more...

  • The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britainby Emma Hanna

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    In Britain since the 1960s television has been the most influential medium of popular culture. Television is also the site where the Western Front of popular culture clashes with the Western Front of history.This book examines the ways in which those involved in the production of historical documentaries for this most influential media have struggled... more...

  • The Quiz Showby Su Holmes

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    Despite its enduring popularity with both broadcasters and audiences, the quiz show has found itself marginalised in studies of popular television. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also revisiting, updating and expanding on existing quiz show scholarship. Ranging across programmes such as Double Your Money,... more...

  • Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Cultureby Raymond Boyle; Richard Haynes

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 149.99

    The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture. Gathering new material from around the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the Beijing Olympics and the rise of new sports stars such as boxing's Amir Khan and cycling's Victoria Pendleton, the... more...

  • Masculinity and Popular Televisionby Rebecca Feasey

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 38.99

    This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key debates concerning the representation of masculinities in a wide range of popular television genres. The volume looks at the depiction of public masculinity in the soap opera, homosexuality in the situation comedy, the portrayal of fatherhood in prime-time animation, emerging manhood... more...

  • Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotionby Kristyn Gorton

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed include: television branding; emotional qualities in television texts; audience reception models; fan cultures; 'quality' television; television aesthetics;... more...