Television Studies provides an overview of the origins, central ideas, and intellectual traditions of this exciting field.
What have been the primary areas of inquiry in television studies? Why and how did these areas develop? How have scholars studied them? How are they developing? What have been the discipline’s key works? This book answers these questions by tracing the history of television studies right up to the digital present, surveying emerging scholarship, and addressing new questions about the field’s relationship with the digital. The second edition includes an examination of how internet-distributed services such as Netflix have adjusted the stories, industrial practices, and audience experience of television.
For all those wondering how to study television, or even why to study television, this new edition of Television Studies will provide a clear and engaging overview of key topics. The book works as a stand-alone introduction and, by placing key works in a broader context, can also provide an excellent basis for an entire course.
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... is that as television was introduced in the US and UK, it was presented as a popular form of media that was meant for use in the home – meaning a device that was supposed to be accessible to people of all ages and classes.
All of these theories opened up new ways to explore television and other media, and new ways of finding deep structures of meaning, many of which were not predicated on an interest in the cultural product as a monument to enlightenment, ...
However, television studies' interest in understanding how programs work, how they create meaning, ... and from more explicit messages to suggested and implied meanings, all stemmed directly from the humanistic tradition.
... arguing that culture and the creation of meaning were not restricted to the upper classes alone. As committed neo-Marxists, many within the CCCS shared a concern for the effects of the industrialization of cultural production, ...
significant influence with its ideas on how language and images were imbued with meanings that connoted power relations, or, ... that any technology could be understood free from the social context that gave it meaning: technologies, ...
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