1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

Edited By

Shawn Shimpach

ISBN 9781138724341
Published November 14, 2019 by Routledge
532 Pages

USD $250.00

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Book Description

Featuring scholarly perspectives from around the globe and drawing on a legacy of television studies, but with an eye toward the future, this authoritative collection examines both the thoroughly global nature of television and the multiple and varied experiences that constitute television in the twenty-first century.

Companion chapters include original essays by some of the leading scholars of television studies as well as emerging voices engaging television on six continents, offering readers a truly global range of perspectives. The volume features multidisciplinary analyses that offer models and guides for the study of global television, with approaches focused on the theories, audiences, content, culture, and institutions of television. A wide array of examples and case studies engage the transforming practices, technologies, systems, and texts constituing television around the world today, providing readers with a contemporary and multi-faceted perspective.

In this volume, editor Shawn Shimpach has brought together an essential guide to understanding television in the world today, how it works and what it means – perfect for students, scholars, and anyone else interested in television, global media studies, and beyond.

Table of Contents

Part I. Objects and Ideas

1. John Hartley: What is Television? –A Guide for Knowing Subjects

2. Timothy Havens: What Was Television?: The Global and the Local

3. Purnima Mankekar: Objectless Television

4. Stuart Cunningham and David Craig: Global Social Media Entertainment

5. Jorge A. González: Symbolic Ecologies: Between Technologies, Screens and Society

6. Lothar Mikos: Transnational Television Culture

7. Toby Miller: Future Perfect TV –And TV Studies

Part II. Audiences

8. Shanti Kumar: The Affective Audience: Beyond the Active vs. Passive Audience Theory Debate in Television Studies

9. Jonathan Corpus Ong and Ranjana Das: Two Concepts from Television Audience Research in Times of Datafication and Disinformation: Looking Back to Look Forward

10. Jerome Bourdon and Cécile Méadel: Globalizing the Peoplemetered Audience

11. Jeanette Steemers and Anna Potter: Transforming Markets for Children’s Television Industries

12. Andy Ruddock: Understanding Audiences: Television Publics as "Cultural Indicators"

13. Esther Milne and Aneta Podkalicka: Grand Designs and The Block: Audience Engagement and Modes of Consumption Through Lifestyle Reality TV in Australia

14. Annette Hill: Engaging with Reality Television

Part III. Information, Programs and Spectacle

15. Esther Hamburger: Transnational Mediation, Telenovela and Series

16. Susan Turnbull and Marion McCutcheon: Outback Noir and Megashifts in the Global TV Crime Landscape

17. David Rowe: Global Sport Television: Seamless Flows and Sticking Points

18. Asha Nadkarni: Neoliberal Multiculturalism, Outsourced

19. Ousmane K. Power-Greene: Roots: Here and There, Then and Now

20. Ayanna Dozier: The Music Video’s Counter-Poetics of Rhythm: Black Cultural Production in Lemonade

21. Ergin Bulut and Nurçin İleri: Screening Right-Wing Populism in “New Turkey”: Neo-Ottomanism, Historical Dramas and the Case of Payitaht Abdulhamid

22. Pawan Singh: Transnational Screen Navigations: Priyanka Chopra’s Televisual Mobility in Hollywood

23. Douglas Kellner: Media Spectacle and Donald Trump’s American Horror Show

Part IV. Cultures and Communities

24. Graeme Turner: TV Citizenship

25. Alexander Dhoest: Televisual Identities: The Case of Flemish TV Drama

26. Ana-Christina Ramón and Darnell Hunt: The Future is Now: Evolving Technology, Shifting Demographics, and Diverse TV Content

27. Frederic Chaume: Localizing Media Contents: Technological Shifts, Global and Social Differences, and Activism in Audiovisual Translation

28. Nomusa Makhubu: Curating Life, Staging Art: Modernisms and the Art Practices of Television

29. Divya McMillin: In the Big League: Television and Gaming in India

30. Ruoyun Bai: Refashioning Chinese Television Through Digital Fun

Part V. Systems, Structures and Industries

31. Jean K. Chalaby: Understanding Medial Globalization: A Global Value Chain Analysis

32. Aniko Imre: The Other Kind of Cold War TV (Not So Different After All)

33. Joe F. Khalil: Arab Television Industries: Enduring Players and Emerging Alternatives

34. Guillermo Mastrini and María Trinidad García Leiva: Structural Changes in the Ibero-American TV Market: Concentration and Convergence Against Diversity?

35. Lyombe Eko: African Television in the Age of Globalization, Digitization, and Media Convergence

36. Ying Zhu: TV China: Control and Expansion

37. Ece Algan: Tactics of the Industry Against the Strategies of the Government: The Transnationalization of Turkey’s Television Industry

38. Ruth Teer-Tomaselli: South African Television Moves into the Global Age

40. Martin Fredriksson: Pirate Utopia Revisited

41. Ramon Lobato: Evolving Practices of Informal Distribution in Internet Television

42. Aymar Jean Christian: Off the Line: Expanding Creativity in the Production and Distribution of Web Series

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Shawn Shimpach is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Director of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival. His research interests include the cultural history of film, television, and media; the social and institutional constructions of the media audience; genre theory and screen genres; and screen industries. He is author of the book Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero.