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  • Amusing Ourselves to Deathby Neil Postman; Andrew Postman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984 , Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read  Amusing Ourselves to Death , but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” - CNN Originally... more...

  • The Ultimate Unofficial Coronation Street Quiz Bookby Ed Cobham

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2010; US$ 7.99

    So you think you're one of Corrie's biggest fans? Test your knowledge with this trivia quiz book. What faulty household item caused the death of Valerie Barlow in 1971? The Imprisonment of which character in 1998 caused a real-life freedom campaign entitled 'Free the Weatherfield One'? Who died after being run over by a blackpool tram in 1989?... more...

  • Directing the Documentaryby Michael Rabiger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.81

    Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition is the definitive book on the form, offering time-tested principles to help you master the craft. Ideal for documentary courses as well as aspiring and established documentary filmmakers, this book has it all, with in-depth lessons and insider perspectives on every aspect of preproduction, production, and... more...

  • Quality TVby Janet McCabe; Kim Akass

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Dexterby Douglas L. Howard

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Buffyverse Catalogby Don Macnaughtan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This bibliographic guide covers the "Buffyverse"--the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts... more...

  • Why We Love Sociopathsby Adam Kotsko

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Sociopaths are pervasive in contemporary television, from high-brow drama all the way down to cartoons -- and of course the news as well. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Park to the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men , cold and ruthless characters captivate us, making us wish that we could be so effective and successful. Yet... more...

  • The Language of Televisionby Albert Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.74

    The first part of this book assesses how television presents viewers with information - contrasting the ‘official reality’ of news and current affairs programmes with the anarchic view of the world put out by such as Morecambe and Wise and the two Ronnies. It challenges the politics of programme schedules and takes care to consider the language used... more...

  • The Ideological Octopusby Justin Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.74

    Originally published in 1991, this introduction to studying the television audience discusses developments in semiology and cultural studies and their contribution to our understanding of the power of television. How, in the most precise and intricate sense, does television influence the way we think about the world? What ideological role does it... more...

  • Television News and the Elderlyby Michael L. Hilt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.74

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers’ and news directors’ attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer’s status as a viewing audience of the news and how they are presented in the news.... more...