Understanding Television

Edited by Andrew Goodwin, Garry Whannel

© 1990 – Routledge

204 pages

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Paperback: 9780415016728
pub: 1990-05-24
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About the Book

Understanding Television offers an introduction to some of the issues of television broadcasting and its main genres. It examines a number of programme categories, such as news, drama-documentary, sit-com, soap opera, sport and quizzes, and discusses aspects of the history of the organisation of television, its audiences and its future; it also looks at some key conceptual debates about hegemony in contemporary television


`All in all, this is a first rate piece of work which admirably accomplishes the main purpose of the Studies in Culture and Communication series as a whole - namely, bridging the gap between the huge body of research available to the more advanced student and what the newcomer needs to get started.' - Media Bulletin

Table of Contents


Mick Bowes, Rosalind Brunt, Verina Glaessner, Andrew Goodwin, Patrick Hughes, Paul kerr, Justin Lewis, Michael O'Shaughnessy, Richard Paterson, Paddy Scannell, John Tulloch and Garry Whannel

About the Series

Studies in Culture and Communication

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Subject Categories

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