A critical history of the first six decades of the television era traces television's evolution from an immobile piece of furniture with limited sponsored programming to a diverse, on-demand content provider.
Caricatured while she lived as a figure of middle-brow reaction, Mary Whitehouse was held in contempt by the country's intellectual elite. But were some of the dangers she warned of more real than they imagined? The author's selection of material from her extraordinary archive shows Mary Whitehouse's legacy in a new light.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, shows such as The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield tackled issues of life and death, love and sexuality, addiction, race, violence and existential boredom. This book features extensive interviews with all the major players, including David Chase and James Gandolfini.
Their names are Walter White, Birgitte Nyborg and Don Draper and they are the stars of a cultural revolution. Alongside a wealth of stills, this overview of the TV revolution presents a series of recent years from the masterpiece Twin Peaks to highlights like Game of Thrones, Girls and House of Cards.
A guide that covers various aspects of television studies. It covers aspects such as: theoretical perspectives which have shaped the study of television - Marxism; semiology; feminism concepts which have shaped the study of television - narrative; representation; bias television genres - soap opera; news; and, others.
Genre and Television proposes a new understanding of television genres as cultural catagories, offering a set of in-depth historical and critical examinations to explore key aspects of television genre.
Analysing more than 200 movies and TV shows, this book examines the careers of male performers whose teenage roles made them famous, and also discusses examples of lesbian desire. It is a useful read for academics working in cultural and gay studies, and also for those with an interest in popular culture.
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject of television studies. This book offers an insight into how television is produced, broadcast, controlled, consumed and critically examined. It is useful to those studying television and the media. Fully illustrated - it includes selected reading guides and bibliographies.