An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of individual programmes. Features include: a glossary of key terms key terms defined in margins suggestions for further reading activities/assignments for use in class New and updated case studies feature: ‘Every Home Needs a Harvey’ ad approaches to news reporting television scheduling CSI Crime Scene Investigation animated cartoon series Individual chapters address: studying television, television histories, television cultures, television texts and narratives, television genres and formats, television production, television and quality, television realities, television you can’t see, television audiences, beyond television.

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415261135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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The author discusses the theoretical issues of shows such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer, America's Most Wanted, Sex and the City, The Cosby Show, Dallas, The Sopranos, Crimewatch" and "Big Brother."

An Introduction to Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415261128

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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This comprehensive introduction to the field of television studies provides resources for thinking about key aspects of television studies, outlines significant strands of critical work in the field, and includes activities and think points.

Tele-visions

Author: Glen Creeber

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844570850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Tele-Visions: Methods and Concepts in Television Studies has been specifically designed to offer a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible, and lively introduction to the subject of television studies. Written by many of the leading international figures in the field, it covers all the major issues, debates, key terms, histories and methodologies that make up this exciting new area of expertise. Skillfully illuminated through actual programs, detailed case studies, and recommended readings, it offers invaluable insights into how television is produced, broadcast, controlled, consumed, and critically examined. From textual analysis to audience studies; from studying drama to studying documentary; from policy and regulation to regionality and globalization; from authorship to ideology; from modernism to postmodernism; from aesthetics to fandom; from histories to futures; this book offers an expansive and clearly structured account of both how and why we study television. Unapologetically ambitious, Tele-Visions both explains and expands our knowledge of the subject, clarifying traditional areas of debate while also setting out new agendas and critical possibilities. It is an essential book for anyone studying television and the media today. Fully illustrated--it includes selected reading guides and full bibliographies that will help students at all levels.

The Television Studies Reader

Author: Robert Clyde Allen,Annette Hill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415283243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 629

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A discussion of a truly international range of television programs, this title covers alternative modes of television such as digital and satellite.

Film and Television Analysis

An Introduction to Methods, Theories, and Approaches

Author: Harry Benshoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136473890

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Film and Television Analysis is especially designed to introduce undergraduate students to the most important qualitative methodologies used to study film and television. The methodologies covered include: ideological analysis auteur theory genre theory semiotics and structuralism psychoanalysis and apparatus theory feminism postmodernism cultural studies (including reception and audience studies) contemporary approaches to race, nation, gender, and sexuality. With each chapter focusing on a distinct methodology, students are introduced to the historical developments of each approach, along with its vocabulary, significant scholars, key concepts and case studies. Other features include: Over 120 color images throughout Questions for discussion at the end of each chapter Suggestions for further reading A glossary of key terms. Written in a reader-friendly manner Film and Television Analysis is a vital textbook for students encountering these concepts for the first time.

How To Watch Television

Author: Jason Mittell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814763987

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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We all have opinions about the television shows we watch, but television criticism is about much more than simply evaluating the merits of a particular show and deeming it ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Rather, criticism uses the close examination of a television program to explore that program’s cultural significance, creative strategies, and its place in a broader social context. How to Watch Television brings together forty original essays from today’s leading scholars on television culture, writing about the programs they care (and think) the most about. Each essay focuses on a particular television show, demonstrating one way to read the program and, through it, our media culture. The essays model how to practice media criticism in accessible language, providing critical insights through analysis—suggesting a way of looking at TV that students and interested viewers might emulate. The contributors discuss a wide range of television programs past and present, covering many formats and genres, spanning fiction and non-fiction, broadcast and cable, providing a broad representation of the programs that are likely to be covered in a media studies course. While the book primarily focuses on American television, important programs with international origins and transnational circulation are also covered. Addressing television series from the medium’s earliest days to contemporary online transformations of television, How to Watch Television is designed to engender classroom discussion among television critics of all backgrounds. Read: Introduction / Table of Contents / Sample Essays Online View: Clips from the Essays Visit the Facebook page.

An Introduction to Visual Culture

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415158761

Category: Art

Page: 274

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The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.

Engaging Cinema

An Introduction to Film Studies

Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393934918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 545

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In what ways do films influence and interact with society? What social forces determine the kinds of movies that get made? How do movies reinforce—and sometimes overturn—social norms? As societies evolve, do the films that were once considered ‘great’ slip into obscurity? Which ones? Why? These questions, and many others like them, represent the mainstream of scholarly film studies today. In Engaging Cinema, Bill Nichols offers the first book for introductory film students that tackles these topics head-on. Published in a handy 'trade paperback' format, Engaging Cinema is inexpensive and utterly unique in the field—a perfect complement to or replacement for standard film texts.

Television Studies

Author: Jonathan Gray,Amanda D. Lotz

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745650988

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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Major short introduction to the field of television studies. Clearly lays out the birth of this discipline, shows its links with other fields of study and explains key concepts and theoretical debates. Includes interview material with scholars whose work has defined the field

The Television Genre Book

Author: Glen Creeber

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844578984

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Genre is central to understanding the industrial context and visual form of television. This new edition of the key textbook on television genre brings together leading international scholars to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the debates, issues and concerns of the field. Structured in eleven sections, The Television Genre Book introduces the concept of 'genre' itself and how it has been understood in television studies, and then addresses the main televisual genres in turn: drama, soap opera, comedy, news, documentary, reality television, children's television, animation and popular entertainment. This third edition is illustrated throughout with case studies of classic and contemporary programming from each genre, ranging from The Simpsons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and from Monty Python's Flying Circus to Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. It also features new case studies on contemporary shows, including The Only Way Is Essex, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Planet Earth, Grey's Anatomy and QVC, and new chapters covering topics such as constructed reality, travelogues, telefantasy, stand-up comedy, the panel show, 24-hour news, Netflix and video on demand.

Confronting Reality

An Introduction to Television Documentary

Author: R. W. Kilborn,Richard Kilborn,John Izod

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048937

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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This lively introduction to television documentaries spotlights their history, production and reception, principal forms and functions and their adaptation to today’s programming needs. What impact has television's growing commercialisation had on the type of documentary broadcast? What has led to the introduction of an increasing number of hybridised forms? These questions are addressed within an examination of the role of institutions, documentary’s 'special relationship' with the real, and an insight into how audiences interpret the documentaries they view. Confronting reality has been written with the requirements of media studies students in mind, yet it is a must for everyone concerned with recording reality in the fast-changing world of television today.

Television Aesthetics and Style

Author: Steven Peacock,Jason Jacobs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623569036

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Although Film Studies has successfully (re)turned attention to matters of style and interpretation, its sibling discipline has left the territory uncharted - until now. The question of how television operates on a stylistic level has been critically underexplored, despite being fundamental to our viewing experience. This significant new work redresses a vital gap in Television Studies by engaging with the stylistic dynamics of TV; exploring the aesthetic properties and values of both the medium and particular types of output (specific programmes); and raising important questions about the way we judge television as both cultural artifact and art form. Television Aesthetics and Style provides a unique and vital intervention in the field, raising key questions about television's artistic properties and possibilities. Through a series of case-studies by internationally renowned scholars, the collection takes a radical step forward in understanding TV's stylistic achievements.

The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies

Author: Manuel Alvarado,Milly Buonanno,Herman Gray,Toby Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473914418

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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"Genuinely transnational in content, as sensitive to the importance of production as consumption, covering the full range of approaches from political economy to textual analysis, and written by a star-studded cast of contributors" - Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner, University of Queensland "Finally, we have before us a first rate, and wide ranging volume that reframes television studies afresh, boldly synthesising debates in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences...This volume should be in every library and media scholar’s bookshelf." - Professor Ravi Sundaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. The SAGE Handbook of Television Studies is an essential reference work for all advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics across broadcasting, mass communication and media studies.

Critical Ideas in Television Studies

Author: John Corner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

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Television has radically reshaped the contours of knowledge and of pleasure in modern society and become a regular subject of scrutiny and argument. This important book, fully accesible to students yet a contribution to international debate, is the first to offer a systematic review of the ideas which have been most influential across a full range of television criticism and research from the first pioneering studies to the most recent theory and analysis. In the course of exploring key ideas, John Corner develops a clear and close engagement with television itself and the way it is changing. After an Introduction which provides a concise overview of how television has been studied and why, ten chapters take key features of the medium in order to raise questions and and assess arguments. With its focused summaries and its scope of reference, Critical Ideas in Television Studies will help the teaching and study of television to enter a new phase of improved clarity and self-awareness.

Finding Out

An Introduction to LGBT Studies

Author: Michelle A. Gibson,Deborah T. Meem,Jonathan Alexander

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452235287

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text/reader explores the development and growth of LGBT identities and the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies. Authors Meem, Gibson, and Alexander clearly situate debates and readings within clear contexts (History, Literature and the Arts, Media and Politics), providing students with a coherent framework and comprehensive introduction to LGBT studies. While this emerging field is complex, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary (and therefore often inaccessible to students), Finding Out - through its instructional apparatus, primary texts, and organization - provides the ideal introduction for today's students.

An Introduction to Popular Culture in the US

People, Politics, and Power

Author: Jenn Brandt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501320572

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The first introductory textbook to situate popular culture studies in the United States as an academic discipline with its own history and approach to examining American culture, its rituals, beliefs, and the objects that shape its existence.

An Introduction to Audio Description

A practical guide

Author: Louise Fryer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317479203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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An Introduction to Audio Description is the first comprehensive, user-friendly student guide to the theory and practice of audio description, or media narration, providing readers with the skills needed for the effective translation of images into words for the blind and partially-sighted. A wide range of examples – from film to multimedia events and touch tours in theatre, along with comments throughout from audio description users, serve to illustrate the following key themes: the history of audio description the audience the legal background how to write, prepare and deliver a script. Covering the key genres of audio description and supplemented with exercises and discussion points throughout, this is the essential textbook for all students and translators involved in the practice of audio description. Accompanying film clips are also available at: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138848177 and on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/translationstudies/.

Talking Television

An Introduction to the Study of Television

Author: Graeme Burton

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340589649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 319

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The study of television is central to media, communication and cultural courses. This new textbook by the author of 'More Than Meets the Eye' introduces students to three main approaches to television study: culturalist, postmodernist and gender perspectives, explaining challenging concepts such as ideology, institution and audience with plenty of concrete examples and illustrations. Important - and entertaining - TV genres such as crime drama and docusoaps are discussed, with separate chapters on news, realism and representation. The relationship between institution and audience, views on TV effects and theories of how meanings are constructed for and by the audience, are explored in the light of current research. A chapter on television history is included, and the book ends with a vision of the future of television, driven by the impact of globalization as well as advances in technology. Critical debates and concepts are woven throughout the text, illustrated by diagrams and shots taken from a variety of programmes. This book will be core reading for students seeking information about the medium of television combined with thorough critical understanding.

An Introduction to Literary Studies

Author: Mario Klarer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084785

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and classifications of literature theoretical approaches to texts the use of secondary resources guidelines for writing research essays The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include: a wider range of textual examples from world literature additional references to contemporary cinema, a section on comparative literature an extended survey of literary periods and genres recent changes in MLA guidelines information on state-of-the-art citation management software the use and abuse of online resources. The book also features suggestions for further reading as well as an extensive glossary of key terms.