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Television Studies: The Basics

1st Edition

By Toby Miller


258 pages

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Paperback: 9780415774246
pub: 2009-11-25
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pub: 2009-11-25
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pub: 2009-12-04
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Television Studies: The Basics is a lively introduction to the study of a powerful medium. It examines the major theories and debates surrounding production and reception over the years and considers both the role and future of television.

Topics covered include:

  • broadcasting history and technology
  • institutions and ownership
  • genre and content
  • audiences

Complete with global case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable and engaging resource for those interested in how to study television.

About the Author


Toby Miller

London, London, United Kingdom

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Toby Miller is Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies