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Routledge Advances in Television Studies


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This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of television studies. It covers a variety of topics, theories, and cases from around the world.

 

To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
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Global Trafficking Networks on Film and Television Hollywood’s Cartel Wars

Global Trafficking Networks on Film and Television: Hollywood’s Cartel Wars

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By César Albarrán-Torres
March 08, 2021

This book draws on a multi-method study of film and television narratives of global criminal networks to explore the links between audiovisual media, criminal networks and global audiences in the age of digital content distribution. Mapping out media representations of the ongoing war on drugs in ...

Difficult Women on Television Drama The Gender Politics Of Complex Women In Serial Narratives

Difficult Women on Television Drama: The Gender Politics Of Complex Women In Serial Narratives

1st Edition

By Isabel C. Pinedo
February 16, 2021

Difficult Women on Television Drama analyses select case studies from international TV dramas to examine the unresolved feminist issues they raise or address: equal labor force participation, the demand for sexual pleasure and freedom, opposition to sexual and domestic violence, and the need for ...

A European Television Fiction Renaissance Premium Production Models and Transnational Circulation

A European Television Fiction Renaissance: Premium Production Models and Transnational Circulation

1st Edition

Edited By Luca Barra, Massimo Scaglioni
November 30, 2020

This book maps the landscape of contemporary European premium television fiction, offering a detailed overview of both the changes in the digital production and distribution and the emergence of specific national and transnational case histories. Combining a media-production approach with a ...

Creating Reality in Factual Television The Frankenbite and Other Fakes

Creating Reality in Factual Television: The Frankenbite and Other Fakes

1st Edition

By Manfred W. Becker
October 08, 2020

Creating Reality in Factual Television analyzes the uneasy interaction between economics, culture, and professional ethics in reality and documentary television storytelling. Through the "frankenbite," an editorial tool that extracts and re-orders the salient elements or single words of a statement...

Television and the Embodied Viewer Affect and Meaning in the Digital Age

Television and the Embodied Viewer: Affect and Meaning in the Digital Age

1st Edition

By Marsha F. Cassidy
January 16, 2020

Television and the Embodied Viewer appraises the medium’s capacity to evoke sensations and bodily feelings in the viewer. Presenting a fresh approach to television studies, the book examines the sensate force of onscreen bodies and illustrates how TV’s multisensory appeal builds viewer empathy and ...

Children, Youth, and American Television

Children, Youth, and American Television

1st Edition

Edited By Adrian Schober, Debbie Olson
June 26, 2018

This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the changing ideas about children and childhood in the United States. Each chapter connects relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in select American television ...

Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes A Narrative Ecosystem Framework

Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes: A Narrative Ecosystem Framework

1st Edition

Edited By Paola Brembilla, Ilaria A. De Pascalis
June 01, 2018

Reading Contemporary Serial Television Universes provides a new framework—the metaphor of the narrative ecosystem—for the analysis of serial television narratives. Contributors use this metaphor to address the ever-expanding and evolving structure of narratives far beyond their usual spatial and ...

Horror Television in the Age of Consumption Binging on Fear

Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear

1st Edition

Edited By Kimberly Jackson, Linda Belau
November 17, 2017

Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations. This collection, ...

The Antihero in American Television

The Antihero in American Television

1st Edition

By Margrethe Bruun Vaage
October 12, 2017

The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us...

Girlhood on Disney Channel Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

Girlhood on Disney Channel: Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

1st Edition

By Morgan Genevieve Blue
March 10, 2017

Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus, ...

Television and Serial Adaptation

Television and Serial Adaptation

1st Edition

By Shannon Wells-Lassagne
February 07, 2017

As American television continues to garner considerable esteem, rivalling the seventh art in its "cinematic" aesthetics and the complexity of its narratives, one aspect of its development has been relatively unexamined. While film has long acknowledged its tendency to adapt, an ability that ...

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama Cops on the Box

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth McElroy
October 25, 2016

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium’s most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of numerous generic reinventions and continues to enjoy some of the highest viewing figures. ...

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