A Companion to Television

Janet Wasko, Eileen R. Meehan
John Wiley & Sons, 30 déc. 2019 - 536 pages

The latest edition of the acclaimed volume on television studies, featuring new original essays from leading scholars in the field

Although the digital age has radically altered the media and communications landscape worldwide, television continues to play a significant part of our lives. From its earliest beginnings through to the present day, television and its influence has been the subject of extensive study, critique, and analysis. A Companion to Television brings together contributions from prominent international scholars comprising a wide range of perspectives on the medium. Original essays define television in its current state, explore why it is still relevant, survey the ways in which television has been studied, discuss how television has changed, and consider what television might look like in the future.

Now in its second edition, this compendium includes fresh chapters that cover technological changes affecting television, contemporary approaches to understanding television audiences, new programming trends and developments, and more. Addressing nine key areas of television studies, such as industry, genres, programs, and audiences, the Companion offers readers a balanced, well-rounded, integrative approach to scholarship in the field. This volume:

  • Provides overviews of extensive original research from leading scholars and theorists
  • Examines television’s development and significance in various regions of the world
  • Includes national and regional outlines of television around the world
  • Features theoretical overviews of various critical approaches to television studies
  • Explores historical, economic, institutional, political, and cultural issues studied by media scholars

Presenting diverse perspectives on topics ranging from television advertising to satirical representations of the industry, A Companion to Television, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for those in undergraduate courses in television studies, as well as in general media studies and communications.


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Table des matières

List of Tables and Figures
How Can We Understand Television Today?
Critical Perspectives on Television from the Frankfurt School
Our TV Heritage
Locating the Televisual in Golden Age Television
The Past Is Now Present Onscreen
Broadcasting in the Age of Netflix
The Audiovisual Industry and the Structural Factors of
Television and Sports
30 Rock and the Satirical Representation of the Television
Nothing New Under the
Children and Television
Watching Television
The Female Television Audience Updated
Television in Latin America
Drama Audiences and Authenticity

Netflix Inc and Online Television
Television Advertising
Revisiting the Trade in Television News
Search for Civic Reform
Twitter Watchers
Changes in Televisions Drama Formats in the Past Decade
Chinese Dreams Global
List of Tables
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