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
Television’s Streaming Wars
Netflix, Dark Fantastic Genres and Intergenerational Viewing Family Watch Together TV
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 International Television
Quality Telefantasy How US Quality TV Brought Zombies, Dragons and Androids into the Mainstream
By Arienne Ferchaud, Jennifer M. Proffitt
November 03, 2023
This volume addresses contemporary debates and trends regarding the production and distribution, content, and audience engagement with the television streaming industry. The book interrogates the economics and structure of the industry, questions the types and diversity of content perpetuated on ...
By Djoymi Baker, Jessica Balanzategui, Diana Sandars
July 04, 2023
Focusing on Netflix’s child and family-orientated platform exclusive content, this book offers the first exploration of a controversial genre cycle of dark science fiction, horror, and fantasy television under Netflix’s "Family Watch Together TV" tag. Using a ground-breaking mix of methods ...
By Will Abbiss
June 09, 2023
Drawing upon the existing scholarship of period drama and emerging research into new media ecologies, instigated by television streaming services such as Netflix, this book establishes a critical framework for understanding the representation of nationhood and cultural identity in television drama....
By Ted Nannicelli, Héctor J. Pérez
May 31, 2023
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 Isabel Pinedo
May 31, 2023
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 Gregory Erickson
September 16, 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 Luca Barra, Massimo Scaglioni
August 01, 2022
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
August 01, 2022
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 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 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 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 ...