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.
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Tele-visions: An Introduction to Studying Television

Author: NA NA

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1349919365

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 9050

Tele-Visions: An Introduction to Studying 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 go to make up this exciting new area of expertise. Skilfully illuminated through actual programmes, detailed case studies and recommended readings, it will offer an invaluable insight 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 globalisation; 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" will both explain and expand 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.
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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

View: 5011

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.
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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.
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Culture and Society

An Introduction to Cultural Studies

Author: David Oswell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877532

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8374

"Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the bridge between cultural studies and wider debates that we need" - Nick Couldry, London School of Economics and Political Science David Oswell has written a comprehensive introduction to cultural studies that guides the reader through the field's central foundations and its freshest ideas. This book: Grounds the reader in the foundations of cultural studies and cultural theory: language and semiology, ideology and power, mass and popular culture. Analyzes the central problems: identity, body, economy, globalization and empire. Introduces the latest developments on materiality, agency, technology and nature. Culture and Society is an invaluable guide for students navigating the dynamic debates and intellectual challenges of cultural studies. Its breadth and unparalleled coverage of theory will also ensure that it is read by anyone interested in questions of materiality and culture.
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Filmtheorie zur Einführung

Author: Thomas Elsässer,Malte Hagener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783885066217

Category: Film criticism

Page: 247

View: 1768

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The Television Studies Reader

Author: Robert Clyde Allen,Annette Hill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415283236

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 629

View: 7925

The Television Studies Reader brings together key writings in the expanding field of television studies, providing an overview of the discipline and addressing issues of industry, genre, audiences, production and ownership, and representation. The Reader charts the ways in which television and television studies are being redefined by new and 'alternative' ways of producing, broadcasting and watching TV, such as cable, satellite and digital broadcasting, home video, internet broadcasting, and interactive TV, as well as exploring the recent boom in genres such as reality TV and docusoaps. It brings together articles from leading international scholars to provide perspectives on television programmes and practices from around the world, acknowledging both television's status as a global medium and the many and varied local contexts of its production and reception. Articles are grouped in seven themed sections, each with an introduction by the editors: Institutions of Television Spaces of Television Modes of Television Making Television Social Representation on Television Watching Television Transforming Television
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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.
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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
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Popular Music And Television In Britain

Author: Dr Ian Inglis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494179

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that consistently make use of popular music, and the importance of the small screen as a principal point of contact between audiences and performers are familiar components of contemporary media operation. Yet there have been few attempts to examine the two activities in tandem, to chart their parallel evolution, to explore the associations that unite them, or to consider the increasingly frequent ways in which the production and consumption of TV and music are linked in theory and in practice. This volume provides an invaluable critical analysis of these, and other, topics in newly-written contributions from some of Britain's leading scholars in the disciplines of television and/or popular music studies. Through a concentration on four main areas in which TV organises and presents popular music – history and heritage; performers and performances; comedy and drama; audiences and territories – the book investigates a diverse range of musical genres and styles, factual and fictional programming, historical and geographical demographics, and the constraints of commerce and technology to provide the first systematic account of the place of popular music on British television.
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Television Style

Author: Jeremy G. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135890692

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Style matters. Television relies on style—setting, lighting, videography, editing, and so on—to set moods, hail viewers, construct meanings, build narratives, sell products, and shape information. Yet, to date, style has been the most understudied aspect of the medium. In this book, Jeremy G. Butler examines the meanings behind television’s stylstic conventions. Television Style dissects how style signifies and what significance it has had in specific television contexts. Using hundreds of frame captures from television programs, Television Style dares to look closely at television. Miami Vice, ER, soap operas, sitcoms, and commercials, among other prototypical television texts, are deconstructed in an attempt to understand how style functions in television. Television Style also assays the state of style during an era of media convergence and the ostensible demise of network television. This book is a much needed introduction to television style, and essential reading at a moment when the medium is undergoing radical transformation, perhaps even a stylistic renaissance. Discover additional examples and resources on the companion website: www.tvstylebook.com.
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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.
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An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture

Author: Dominic Strinati

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415157667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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An Introduction to Studying Popular Culture presents a critical assessment of the major ways in which popular culture has been interpreted, and suggests how it may be more usefully studied.
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Film verstehen

Kunst, Technik, Sprache, Geschichte und Theorie des Films und der Medien ; mit einer Einführung in Multimedia

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499606571

Category: Film

Page: 699

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Critical Ideas in Television Studies

Author: John Corner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

View: 6798

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.
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Digital Broadcasting

An Introduction to New Media

Author: Jo Pierson,Joke Bauwens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147251727X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 8153

Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting' is not a contradiction in terms, but-on the contrary-both terms presuppose and need each other. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary and international field of research and theory, it looks at current developments in television and radio broadcasting on the level of regulation and policy, industries and economics, production and content, and audience and consumption practices.
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The Media

An Introduction

Author: Daniele Albertazzi,Paul Cobley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317865219

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Today, arguably more than at any time in the past, media are the key players in contributing to what defines reality for the citizens of Europe and beyond. This book provides an introduction to the way that the media occupy such a position of prominence in contemporary human existence. This expanded and fully updated third edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction collects in one volume thirty-six specially commissioned essays to offer unrivalled breadth and depth for an introduction to the study of contemporary media. It addresses the fundamental questions about today’s media – for example, digitisation and its effects, new distribution technologies, and the implications of convergence, all set against the backdrop of a period of profound social and economic change in Europe and globally. Key features: Expert contributions on each topic Approachable, authoritative contributions provide a solid theoretical overview of the media industry and comprehensive empirical guide to the institutions that make up the media. Further Reading and related web-resource listings encourage further study. New to this edition: New five part structure provides a broad and coherent approach to media: Part 1 Understanding the Media; Part 2 What Are the Media?; Part 3 The Media Environment; Part 4 Audiences, Influences and Effects; Part 5 Media Representations. Brand new chapters on: Approaches to Media; Media Form; Models of Media Institutions; The Media in Europe; Photography; Book Publishing; Newspapers; Magazines; Radio; Television; The Internet and the Web; News Media; Economics; Policy; Public Service Broadcasting in Europe; Censorship and Freedom of Speech; Audience Research; Sexualities; Gender; Social Class; Media and Religion; The Body, Health and Illness; Nationality and Sex Acts. Other chapter topics from the last edition fully updated A wider, more comparative focus on Europe. The Media: An Introduction will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, journalism, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.
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