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Television Studies: The Key Concepts





ISBN 9780415371506
Published July 23, 2007 by Routledge
347 Pages

 
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Book Description

Television Studies: The Key Concepts is the definitive reference guide to an area of rapidly expanding academic interest. Among those aspects of television studies covered in this comprehensive and up-to-date guide are:

  • theoretical perspectives which have shaped the study of television - Marxism; semiology; feminism
  • concepts which have shaped the study of television - narrative; representation; bias
  • television genres - soap opera; news; science fiction
  • methods used for understanding television - content analysis; audience research
  • relevant social, economic and political phenomena - ownership; social policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  Acknowledgements.  List of Concepts.  Key Concepts.  Bibliography.  Index

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'The quality of the entries... is of high standard. Anyone who wants a primer to TV's key concepts can be confident this book will give them a grounding.' - PoV