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.
Table of Contents
1. Studying Television 2. Television Histories 3. Television Cultures 4. Television Texts and Narratives 5. Television and Genre 6. Television Production 7. Postmodern Television 8. Television Realities 9. Television Representation 10. Television You Can’t See 11. Shaping Audiences 12. Television in Everyday Life
'A wonderfully ambitious and clear introduction to television studies for the undergraduate reader.' – Gill Branston, University of Cardiff, and co-author of The Media Student’s Book
'An excellent introduction to television studies, with helpful accounts of key concepts tied to some engaging discussions of recent shows.' – David Gauntlett, University of Bournemouth and author of Media, Gender and Identity
'I have no doubt that this work will become a must for all students wishing to study the new and growing discipline of television studies.' – Paul Rixon, University of Surrey, Roehampton
'Destined to feature prominently on every television student’s preparatory reading wish-list.' – Deborah Jermyn, University of Surrey, Roehampton and co-editor of Understanding Reality Television