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Food TV

Food TV

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tasha Oren
April 15, 2021

Working at the intersection of media studies, food studies and cultural studies, FoodTV serves up an accessible, critical introduction to food television, providing readers with a solid foundation for understanding how culinary culture became pop culture via the medium of television. ...

Sports TV

Sports TV

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Victoria E. Johnson
March 25, 2021

This book offers an introductory guide to sports tv, its history in the United States, the genre’s defining characteristics, and analysis of its critical significance for the business practices, formal properties, and social, cultural, and political meanings of the medium. Victoria E. Johnson ...

Fairy-Tale TV

Fairy-Tale TV

1st Edition

By Jill Terry Rudy, Pauline Greenhill
July 03, 2020

This concise and accessible critical introduction examines the world of popular fairy-tale television, tracing how fairy tales and their social and cultural implications manifest within series, television events, anthologies, and episodes, and as freestanding motifs. Providing a model of televisual...

The Sitcom

The Sitcom

1st Edition

By Jeremy G. Butler
October 24, 2019

In this new Routledge Television Guidebook, Jeremy G. Butler studies our love-hate relationship with the durable sitcom, analyzing the genre’s position as a major media artefact within American culture and providing a historical overview of its evolution in the USA. Everyone loves the sitcom genre;...

Reality TV

Reality TV

1st Edition

By Jon Kraszewski
March 14, 2017

From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities—such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston—to imagine the place of urbanity in American ...

Political TV

Political TV

1st Edition

By Chuck Tryon
February 17, 2016

This book serves as an accessible critical introduction to the broad category of American political television content. Encompassing political news and scripted entertainment, Political TV addresses a range of formats, including interview/news programs, political satire, fake news, drama, and ...

Lifestyle TV

Lifestyle TV

1st Edition

By Laurie Ouellette
February 16, 2016

From HGTV and the Food Network to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, television is preoccupied with the pursuit and exhibition of lifestyle. Lifestyle TV analyzes a burgeoning array of lifestyle formats on network and cable channels, from how-to and advice programs to hybrid reality entertainment ...

Science Fiction TV

Science Fiction TV

1st Edition

By J. P. Telotte
February 21, 2014

The first in the Routledge Television Guidebooks series, Science Fiction TV offers an introduction to the versatile and evolving genre of science fiction television, combining historical overview with textual readings to analyze its development and ever-increasing popularity. J. P. Telotte ...

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