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The Routledge Companion to Global Television

1st Edition

Edited by Shawn Shimpach


578 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-10-20
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The Routledge Companion to Global Television is a comprehensive, transnational examination of and engagement with the lively, varied, and transforming practices, technologies, systems, and texts that constitute what television means today. Drawing on the legacy of television studies with an eye toward the future, this collection emphasizes both the thoroughly global nature of television and the multiple and varied experiences that constitute television in the twenty-first century, including objects, ideas, audiences, information and programs, culture and communities, and structures and industries.

Table of Contents


1. John Hartley (Curtin University) - What is Television?

2. Milly Buonanno (University of Rome) - What was Television?

3. Meaghan Morris (University of Sydney) – Global Television Studies

4. Dana Polan (NYU) – The Television Program

5. Esther Milne (Swinburne University of Technology) – The Object of TV

6. Jack Qiu (Chinese University of Hong Kong) – Making Televisions

7. Paula Chakravartty (NYU) - TV as New Media in the Global South

8. Toby Miller (Loughborough University in London) – Future Perfect TV


1. Nitin Govil (USC) – Global as both Method and Subject in Television Studies

2. Anna McCarthy (NYU) – Material Cultures of Global Television

3. Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney) - Locating Television Studies

4. Marwan Kraidy (UPenn) – Cultural Logics of Global Television

5. Yeidy M. Rivero (University of Michigan) – TV Modernities

6. Mark Andrejevic (Pomona College) – Digital Televisuality

7. Heidi Rae Cooley (University of South Carolina) – TV Cartographies

8. Ayanna Dozier (McGill University) – Affect, Bodies, and Border Crossings

9. Nick Couldry (London School of Economics) – Social Practice/Social Analytics


1. Andy Ruddock (Monash University) – Understanding 'Audience'

2. Philip Napoli (Rutgers University) – Technologies and Economics of Audiences

3. Jerome Bourdon (Tel Aviv University) – Politics of Audience Measurement

4. Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths University of London) – Big Data v. TV Ratings

5. Annette Hill (Lund University) – Interactive Viewing Cultures

6. Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths) – Transnational Audiences

7. Cornel Sandvoss (University of Huddersfield) – Fan Cultures

8. Robin Means Coleman (University of Michigan) – Audience and Race

9. Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics) – Living with TV in the Digital Age

Information and Programs

1. Jean K. Chalaby (City University London) – Global Formats

2. Jorge A. González (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) – Popular Genres

3. Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University) – Circulating 'Quality'

4. Douglas Kellner (Columbia University) – Spectacle and Fear

5. Dong-hoo Lee (University of Incheon, Korea) – TV Program Hybrids

6. Asha Nadkarni (UMass Amherst) – Outsourcing Outsourced

7. Ousmane Power-Greene (Clark University) – Roots Here and There, Then and Now

8. Esther Hamburger (University of São Paulo) – Transnational Telenovela

9. Miaoju Jian (National Chung-cheng University, Taiwan) – Music Television

10. David Rowe (University of Western Sydney) – Global Sport Flows, Forms, and Futures

11. Jean Burgess (Queensland University of Technology) – Digital Homemade TV

12. Jen Malkowski (Smith College) – YouTube, Let's Play, and TV's New Generation

Cultures and Communities

1. Graeme Turner (University of Queensland) – TV Citizenship

2. Lisa Yuk-ming Leung (Lingnan University) – TV as Nation

3. Aswin Punathambekar (University of Michigan) – TV as Diaspora

4. Sarah Benet Weiser (USC Annenberg) – TV's Branded Feminisms

5. Audrey Gadzekpo (University of Ghana) – TV as Gendered History

6. Andy Medhurst (University of Sussex) – TV LGBTQ Identities

7. Naomi Sakr (University of Westminster) – TV as Community

8. Xiaochang Li (NYU) – Cultures of Digital Transnational Program Sharing

9. Susanne Vollenberg (Martin-Luther University, Germany) – TV as Culture

10. Nomusa Makhubu (Michaelis School of Fine Art South Africa) – TV as Art

11. Suzy Dos Santos (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) – TV as Prestige

12. Talitha Espiritu (Wheaton College, MA) – TV as Power

Structures and Industries

1. Vincent Mosco (Queen's University, Canada) – Economic Infrastructures

2. Guillermo Mastrini (University of Buenos Aires) – Political Infrastructures

3. Lisa Parks (UCSB/MIT) – Technological Infrastructures

4. Joshua Braun (UMass Amherst) – Digital Distribution Infrastructures

5. Nalin Mehta (Shiv Nadar University, India) – Transforming Business of TV

6. Aniko Imre (USC) – New Television Systems

7. Martin Fredriksson (Linköpings Universitet) – De/Regulation

8. Miranda Banks (Emerson College) – Producing Television

9. Darnell Hunt (UCLA) – Production Climates

10. Catherine Johnson (University of Nottingham) – Channeling Television

11. Ramon Lobato (Swinburne University of Technology) – Shadow/Informal Economies and Geoblocking Borders

12. Virginia Crisp (Coventry University) – Screen Piracy

13. Jennifer Holt (UC Santa Barbara) – Future Organizations and Structures

About the Editor

Shawn Shimpach is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also the interim Director of the Interdepartmental Film Studies Program and Co-Chair of the Five College Film Council. His work has been published in Cultural Studies, Social Semiotics, and American Quarterly, as well as such collections as Media and Public Spheres, the Handbook of Media Audiences, The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, and the Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies