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Television

  • Stephen J. Cannell Television Productionsby Jon Abbott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    The face of 1980s television was shaped by a man who stayed behind the scenes. Stephen Cannell's reluctant white knights--put-upon private eye James Rockford, World War II fly-boys the Black Sheep Squadron, hapless superhero Ralph Hinckley, fugitive mercenaries the A-Team, and maverick cop Hunter--traversed the television landscape from the 1970s... more...

  • Irwin Allen Television Productions, 1964-1970by Jon Abbott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    Before establishing himself as the "master of disaster" with the 1970s films The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, Irwin Allen created four of television's most exciting and enduring science-fiction series: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants. These 1960s series were full of... more...

  • Cult TV Book, Theby Stacey Abbott

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Cult TV is a very exciting area of contemporary television. The Cult TV Book is the companion reference to this TV phenomenon, whose shows push theboundaries and offer biting commentaries on society today.Cult TV is also changing. Where being cult used to mean being marginal with a small, loyal fan base, cult TV is now key to the television industry,... more...

  • Revolution Televisedby Christine Acham

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    In Revolution Televised, Christine Acham offers a complex reading of African American television history, finding within programs like Sanford and Son and Good Times opposition to dominant white constructions of African American identity. Revolution Televised deftly illustrates how black television artists operated within the constraints of the television... more...

  • Picture Perfectby Kiku Adatto

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    We say the camera doesn't lie, but we also know that pictures distort and deceive. In Picture Perfect , Kiku Adatto brilliantly examines the use and abuse of images today. Ranging from family albums to Facebook, political campaigns to popular movies, images of war to pictures of protest. Adatto reveals how the line between the person and the pose,... more...

  • Can We Trust the BBC?by Robin Aitken

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    This book asks a big question: can we trust the BBC? As the most famous media brand in the world, the BBC is growing bigger and more powerful every year. Its reputation depends on honest and accurate journalism. But this book argues that the Corporation's own pervasive political culture imperils its impartiality. It demonstrates how some groups and... more...

  • I'm Judging Youby Luvvie Ajayi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 17.99

    Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut... more...

  • Reading Six Feet Underby Kim Akass; Mark Lawson; Janet McCabe

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Praised for its unabashed portrait of the ?death care? industry, HBO?s Six Feet Under is less about the business of death than the art of living well. Created by Alan Ball (American Beauty) this innovative, controversial show charts difficult territory, from death, dying and bereavement, to female and gay sexualities, laying bare in the process an... more...

  • Reading 'The L Word'by Kim Akass; Janet McCabe

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    The L Word immediately captured international attention when it debuted on American screens in January 2004. Given its standing as the first television drama series to focus on lesbians,_x000D_it attracted controversy and devotion from within the lesbian community and beyond - and continues to make headlines and draw an enthusiastic fan base trading... more...

  • Reading Sex and the Cityby Kim Akass; Janet McCabe

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    HBO?s hit series Sex and the City has a huge international fanbase and has picked up major awards, yet until now it has received little critical attention. This highly readable critical celebration of the life and times of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha looks at the series as a new departure for TV comedy drama, discussing its position in... more...