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  • Battlestar Galactica and Philosophyby Jason T. Eberl

    Wiley 2011; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.50

    What’s the point of living after your world has been destroyed? This is one of many questions raised by the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica . More than just an action-packed “space opera,” each episode offers a dramatic character study of the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers as they confront existential, moral,... more...

  • Analyzing Mad Menby Scott F. Stoddart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    AMC's episodic drama Mad Men has become a cultural phenomenon, detailing America's preoccupation with commercialism and image in the Camelot of 1960s Kennedy-era America, while self-consciously exploring current preoccupations. The 12 critical essays in this collection offer a broad, interdisciplinary approach to this highly relevant television... more...

  • Television’s Top 100by Wesley Hyatt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Remember the finales of M*A*S*H, Cheers and Seinfeld? Do you know who shot J.R. on Dallas? This entertaining survey recounts these and other memorable events that generated some of American television's biggest audiences when they were first telecast from 1960 to the present. Here you will find the inside stories about the most popular specials,... more...

  • Heartland TVby Victoria E. Johnson

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    Winner of the 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award The Midwest of popular imagination is a "Heartland" characterized by traditional cultural values and mass market dispositions. Whether cast positively —; as authentic, pastoral, populist, hardworking, and all-American—or negatively—as backward, narrow–minded,... more...

  • Breaking Badby Kathleen Olmstead

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture. Critically acclaimed for its writing, acting, and cinematography, Breaking Bad follows Walter White, an everyday chemistry teacher who, when faced with a life-changing terminal cancer... more...

  • The Ultimate South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp; Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95 US$ 15.99

    Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"! The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah! presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV’s most irreverent animated series. Offers readers a philosophically... more...

  • Reality TVby Mark Andrejevic

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 43.50

    Drawing on cultural theory and interviews with fans, cast members, and producers, this book places the reality TV trend within a broader social context, tracing its relationship to the development of a digitally enhanced, surveillance-based interactive economy and to a savvy mistrust of mediated reality in general. Surveying several successful reality-TV... more...

  • Fork Handlesby Ronnie Barker

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.09

    With a foreword by Ronnie Corbett. Loved by millions and collected here for the first time is the very best of Ronnie Barker’s classic sketches, monologues, songs and, of course, the brilliant two-handers that he wrote for The Two Ronnies. Celebrating his genius for comic wordplay, this wonderful collection includes ‘Pismonouncers Unanimous’, ‘An... more...

  • How Real Is Reality TV?by David S. Escoffery

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    American viewers are attracted to what they see as the non-scripted, unpredictable freshness of reality television. But although the episodes may not be scripted, the shows are constructed within a deliberately designed framework, reflecting societal values. The political, economic and personal issues of reality TV are in many ways simply an exaggerated... more...

  • Reality TVby Annette Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.77

    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...