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.
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Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
Children, Youth, and International Television
Quality Telefantasy How US Quality TV Brought Zombies, Dragons and Androids into the Mainstream
Difficult Women on Television Drama The Gender Politics Of Complex Women In Serial Narratives
A European Television Fiction Renaissance Premium Production Models and Transnational Circulation
Children, Youth, and American Television
By Gregory Erickson
September 02, 2022
This book explores the concept that, as participation in traditional religion declines, the complex and fantastical worlds of speculative television have become the place where theological questions and issues are negotiated, understood, and formed. From bodies, robots, and souls to purgatories and...
By Debbie Olson, Adrian Schober
March 30, 2022
This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the public consumption of changing ideas about children, childhood, and national identity, via a critical examination of programs that prominently feature children and youth in international television. The chapters connect ...
By Andrew Lynch
March 29, 2022
This book explores the relatively new genre of ‘Quality Telefantasy’ and how it has broadened TV taste cultures by legitimating and mainstreaming fantastical content. It also shows how the rising popularity of this genre marks a distinct and significant development in what kinds of TV are ...
By Ted Nannicelli, Héctor J. Pérez
November 26, 2021
This book posits an interconnection between the ways in which contemporary television serials cue cognitive operations, solicit emotional responses, and elicit aesthetic appreciation. The chapters explore a number of questions including: How do the particularities of form and style in contemporary...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...