Television Studies: The Key Concepts

2nd Edition

By Ben Calvert, Neil Casey, Bernadette Casey, Liam French, Justin Lewis

© 2008 – Routledge

347 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415371506
pub: 2007-07-23
Hardback: 9780415371490
pub: 2007-07-11

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About the Book

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.


'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

Table of Contents

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

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Subject Categories

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