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Intro -- A Companion to Television -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Part I Theoretical Overviews -- 1 The Development of Television Studies -- 2 Critical Perspectives on Television from the Frankfurt School to Postmodernism -- Part II Television/History -- 3 Television and History -- 4 Our TV Heritage: Television, the Archive, and the Reasons for Preservation -- Part III Television/ Aesthetics and Production -- 5 Television as a Moving Aesthetic: In Search of the Ultimate Aesthetic … The Self -- 6 Locating the Televisual in Golden Age Television -- 7 Television Production: Who Makes American TV? -- Part IV Television/ The State and Policy -- 8 Who Rules TV? States, Markets, and the Public Interest -- 9 Public Broadcasting and Democratic Culture: Consumers, Citizens, and Communards -- 10 Culture, Services, Knowledge: Television between Policy Regimes -- Part V Television/ Commerce -- 11 Television Advertising as Textual and Economic Systems -- 12 Watching Television: A Political Economic Approach -- 13 Keeping "Abreast" of MTV and Viacom: The Growing Power of a Media Conglomerate -- 14 The Trade in Television News -- Part VI Television/ Programming, Content, and Genre -- 15 Configurations of the New Television Landscape -- 16 The Study of Soap Opera -- 17 The Shifting Terrain of American Talk Shows -- 18 Television and Sports -- 19 "Where the Past Comes Alive": Television, History, and Collective Memory -- 20 "How Will You Make it on Your Own?": Television and Feminism Since 1970 -- 21 Television and Race -- Part VII Television/ The Public and Audiences -- 22 Television, Public Spheres, and Civic Cultures -- 23 Television and Public Opinion -- 24 Reality TV: Performance, Authenticity, and Television Audiences -- 25 A Special Audience? Children and Television -- Part VIII Television/ Alternative Challenges.
26 Local Community Channels: Alternatives to Corporate Media Dominance -- Part XI International Television/Case Studies -- 27 Latin American Commercial Television: "Primitive Capitalism -- 28 Television in China: History, Political Economy, and Ideology -- 29 Japanese Television: Early Development and Research -- 30 Change and Transformation in South African Television -- 31 Television in the Arab East -- Index.
A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of 31 original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century Explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have led to television's current incarnation, and predict its likely future Covers technology and aesthetics, television's relationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts, representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception and effects Essays are by an international group of first-rate scholars For information, news, and content from Blackwell's reference publishing program please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/reference/.
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